Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Most Important Meal of the Day

After a couple times pushing the snooze button, you decide to get up. But before getting yourself ready for the day, you have kids to get going. You finally make it to the kitchen where you pour milk over cereal for your kids. Before you know it, it's time to go and you hope you remembered to make the kids lunches the night before. Talk about a hectic morning! No wonder on the way to work many find themselves ordering at the fast food drive-through. Click on the link to watch a slideshow of which fast food meals are the worst and which are the better choice but still not healthy: http://www.webmd.com/diet/slideshow-best-and-worst-fast-food-breakfasts?ecd=wnl_wct_120409

A WebMD article reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH says, "Some people skip breakfast in an effort to lose weight, but the practice is more likely to cause weight gain than weight loss. Skipping breakfast is strongly linked to the development of obesity. Studies show that overweight and obese children, adolescents, and adults are less likely to break the fast each morning than their thinner counterparts. According to research, skipping meals, especially breakfast, can actually make weight control more difficult. Breakfast skippers tend to eat more food than usual at the next meal or nibble on high-calorie snacks to stave off hunger. Several studies suggest that people tend to accumulate more body fat when they eat fewer, larger meals than when they eat the same number of calories in smaller, more frequent meals."
Read WebMD article by clicking on the link: http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/most-important-meal

  • Pack breakfast and lunches the night before to take to work/school  
  • Plan a quick and healthy breakfast for the morning
  • While the kids are finishing cereal, blend a ThinStick Shake and pour it into a cup with a lid and straw you can take in the car
  • Get to bed earlier in order to wake up early enough to get a good breakfast and be stress-free

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