Nutrition Tip: Starting Your Day Right
Starting your day with a healthy breakfast is essential. Give yourself some extra time in the morning to commit to making a high protein, balanced, and satisfying breakfast. The typical breakfast in America usually consists of cereal, waffles, pancakes, bagels, toast, muffins, or donuts (if anything at all). These are all highly processed carbohydrates that will give you a quick burst of energy followed by a big crash not long after. This can leave you feeling hungry, craving more carbs, and tired.
To avoid this, incorporate some lean protein, healthy fats, and/or fiber into your breakfast. Good sources of lean protein for breakfast include: eggs, plain greek yogurt, cottage cheese, nuts, seeds, nut butters, tofu, and beans/legumes. Healthy fats like avocado, flaxseeds, chia seeds, nuts, or nut butters are great additions to your breakfast as well. Fiber can be brought in with a good whole grain source like oatmeal or whole grain bread. It can also come from berries or veggies thrown into a smoothie or omelet. Balancing your breakfast will give you the energy you need to power through your day and also leave you feeling full and satisfied.
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