The word “breakfast” literally means “to break fast”. A “fast”, as you know, is a period of time where you don’t eat so it’s vital to eat in the morning to give your body some food so it gets the ‘wakeup’ it needs to start your day. Unfortunately, though breakfast is the most commonly skipped meal and if you are guilty of routinely missing breakfast then you are really harming your health and weight loss goals.
Skipping the morning meal can throw off your body’s rhythm of fasting and eating. When you wake up, the blood sugar your body needs to make your muscles and brain work their best is usually low. Breakfast helps replenish it. If your body doesn’t get that fuel from food, you may feel zapped of energy — and you’ll be more likely to overeat later in the day.
The best breakfast to have is a high protein one as it will not raise your blood sugar levels (which means less of the hormone insulin is released), it takes longer to digest in the gut and will keep your appetite satisfied for longer. Make the switch to protein-breakfasts today and get ready to ‘feel’ the difference: not just to your appetite but also your energy.
Why not try our ‘Egg and Mushroom Bake’ for breakfast and feel the difference in your energy and hunger levels? This simple recipe would be suitable for our Low GI and Quick Start weight loss programs and is so delicious that the whole family will love it.
Egg & Mushroom Bake
2 tsp olive oil (for gratin dishes)
1 Tbs olive oil
2 tsp minced garlic
11/2 cups button mushrooms, washed, dried and sliced
1/4 tsp salt, divided
1/4 tsp black pepper, divided
4 large eggs
2 tsp grated Parmesan
2 tsp chopped parsley
Directions1. Heat oven to 180 degrees. Brush two small, flat gratin dishes with olive oil.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a frypan over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic, the mushrooms, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Cook, stirring, until mushrooms have released their liquids and are tender (about 5 minutes).
3. Divide the mushrooms among the prepared baking dishes. Break two eggs on top of each dish. Sprinkle the eggs with the remaining salt and pepper and with Parmesan. Bake 10-12 minutes for cooked whites and semi-soft yolks. Garnish with parsley and serve.
If you want to learn more about losing weight successfully and keeping it off forever, then you need to see us. The Natural Way offer you support and guidance throughout your weight loss journey AND continue to keep tabs on you after you reach goal, with our exclusive ‘Healthy Living’ maintenance program. Call your nearest clinic on 1300 SLIMMER (1300 754663) and make a FREE appointment to find out more. We also have a successful ‘At Home’ program that you can follow if you can’t make it into the clinic – email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her on 0458 754 663 to find out more.
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