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BREAKFAST – UNDER THE “SPOTLIGHT”

Today in the world of health and wellness, there was a division on a sensitive subject.

A subject often very touchy for some, terribly confusing to others, and a highly debated topic to experts.

IT’S GOOD FOR YOU – I think

After vast research and study, should breakfast still be the premiere or most important meal of the day?

Are suggestions and recommendations changing with new discoveries?

I would enjoy to read some thoughts and opinions from you.

(cross my fingers I get responses)

LOW-FAT? YOU CAN KISS MY MUFFIN!

Low-Fat MuffinLet me guess.

The alarm didn’t go off?

Kids, acting up and didn’t want to get dress?

You got a flat on your way to work?

I’m not a big breakfast eater?

Excuses. Excuses. Excuses.

We, on the whole, can come up with the easiest and sometimes craziest excuses to forgo a nutritious breakfast.

If our jobs depended for us to eat healthy for bonuses, raises, and promotions, how many of you would reconsider your meal selections?

Ask yourself that question. Then, think about it. Hmmmm…

However, what if I said at times when you believed you were making the right choice, in actuality, you were bamboozled!

Can you imagine that? (Hopefully, you sense my sarcasm.)

A product glorified as a healthy choice, yet, once dissected unravels a whole different story.

Fact:

Calories in Low Fat Blueberry Muffin

ImageNow granted, we all have been guilty of walking into one of our favorite morning places (you know the kind that serves premium coffee and an eye-popping selection of pastries) and thought, “Let me grab something quick to put in my stomach – it’s better than nothing!”

Well – is it better than nothing?

The nutrition facts above are real and show (while also tell) me different.

Still can’t figure it out?

Let me help you.

Most fat in muffins comes from plant oils, which are rich sources of “good” fats–the unsaturated fats that are healthy for the heart. When the fat’s cut back, what’s left? White flour and sugar-refined carbohydrates that the body breaks down in a flash, leading to a rapid rise in blood sugar and insulin, followed by a rapid drop, and an all-too-quick return of the hunger pangs that led you to eat that muffin in the first place. It’s a perfect recipe for weight gain, masquerading as a “better-for-you” choice

 

Nutrition Source Harvard School of Public Health

And if that doesn’t get your attention how about the fact since low-fat choices, typically, aren’t as flavorful as their full-fat counterparts, makers are quite heavy on the salt. Check it out for yourself.

What are your options?

In, BETTER THAN YOUR BREAKFAST CEREAL, BAGEL, OR TOASTI share with you three QUICK ways to get not only something to fill your tummy, more so, powerfully packed NUTRITIOUS selections that’ll last you until way after you hit the pavement running.

Since, you’re at this point you might as well check it. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain (except weight).

Here’s your answer: BETTER THAN YOUR BREAKFAST CEREAL, BAGEL, OR TOAST

BETTER THAN YOUR BREAKFAST CEREAL, BAGEL, OR TOAST.

I blog with as purpose.

EXPOSURE.

Exposure of myself – for myself; specifically for YOU.

As I embark on climbing up the ladder of achievement in my life, I realized it comes with a “price tag”.

This tag, requires me to have the ability to keep a laser focus on the target, regardless of the weather, circumstances, or obstacles, neither my focus nor concerns rest on current circumstances.

Come by the gym, and everyday you’ll catch me sporting a grin from internal joy. Behind that joy are ideas, visions, and dreams that need to be walked out and fulfilled, not by myself, on the contrary, by YOU or someone you know.

In the pursuit of reaching my greatest desires, however, I had to understand what the word transparent meant for me. Through lengthy ananlyzing, I soon realized many individuals around me have difficulties with being transparent.

A transparent life, many would agree, is having the ease of being 100% honest, truthful, or like we say in NY “keeping real”. Therefore, when Imeet somebody for the first time they gain a sense of authenticity.

Looking Forward

As I look forward, what’s my goal?

YOU are. One day you’ll come across the blog with exactly the words to draw your attention closer.

Go Time

Now it’s time for us to get SERIOUS.

About what, you say?

About your choices to eat.

Breakfast

Quite often, stove tops across the country are dressed with nothing more than bareness, until rat race ends.

Currently, unless you’re a stay-at-home mom or work-from-home dad, the odds of you serving yourself up with a hearty, healthy meal is less than winning the lottery.

Options are optimal

These suggestions are FAST, healthy, also blood sugar controlling:

Choice A. An apple a day. Seriously grab a piece of fruit: an apple, orange, pear, or bag of berries AND a bag of raw nuts: almonds, pecans, or walnuts. Go with raw nuts if possible to prevent the polyunsaturated fats from oxidizing as can happen in roasted nuts. But even roasted nuts are a better option compared to cereals or bagels.

Supercharge: blend those fruits and nuts with my “Dynamic Duo” (Classic and Innergize) to get the best, tasting and simple prepping supply of vitamins, nurtrients, and more; which means a healthy energy lift, plus more PRODUCTIVE hours in the day, and a better quality of life. Time is precious and so is YOUR health.

Choice B. Another great option for a healthy breakfast is two hard boiled eggs and veggie sticks. You can’t go wrong with this nutrient-rich breakfast as it’s the perfect breakfast to drop the fat and keep your blood sugar and appetite 100% controlled.

Choice C: Want a little extra protein to go with this breakfast too?

One quick scoop of a quality protein – Provantage – meets the nutritional needs, whether you’re in the gym or maintaining your garden, to IMPROVE performance, endurance, recovery and repair. Great for athletes who deal with joint aches from grueling sport injuries. I should know, after 17 years of football I’ve experienced my fair share of visits to trainers table.

Well, that’s all folks. A perfect breakfast menu at your disposal! Rotate all 3 of these ideas if you need variety each week.