Integrative Health Blog

Breakfast of Champions

Posted by admin on Tue, Dec 06, 2011

Anita Capizzi RN, CHC

Anita's Healthy Tips

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We’ve all heard it before.......breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

I agree with that , IF your breakfast fuels you and doesn’t fool you.

The word breakfast comes from “breaking the fast”. We fast all night long while we sleep (at least I hope we all do!) and in the morning we need to give our bodies fuel for the day. Foods that fuel us give us energy to keep us going until lunch time. Foods that fool us give us an initial energy surge only to leave us hungry and looking for food an hour or two later.

Try eating different foods for breakfast and see which ones leave you feeling good and energized throughout the morning. Don’t forget those leftovers from last night’s dinner! Nobody says that you can’t eat dinner for breakfast!

Sugary breakfasts will undoubtedly give you a mid-morning blood sugar drop leaving you feeling irritable and hungry. Anything that quickly turns to sugar inside the body - cold cereals, bagels, doughnuts, pastries and sweet coffee drinks are examples of foods that fool us because they satisfy us initially and let us down later.

We are all creatures of habit but sometimes our habits need to be changed. Find the foods that are right for you; foods that give you lasting energy and foods that will fuel your mornings!

 

Anita Capizzi, RN, CHC, is a Certified Health Coach at National Integrated Health Associates and graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Her philosphy is to meet people where they are and upgrade their level of holistic nutrition and wellness.

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