Yoga Journal recently posted an article on the importance of eating a protein-filled breakfast. Over the years, I’ve noticed that many of my clients who have trouble losing weight or have out-of-control cravings have one thing in common: either they don’t each breakfast at all, or their morning meal consists of a bagel or muffin purchased on the way to work.
We’ve all read it’s important to eat a meal in the morning — it helps keep your blood sugar stable, reduces hunegr thoroughout the day and, for most people, creates a sense of structure and balance in the morning. What you perhaps didn’t know is that it’s key to have protein and complex carbohydrates for breakfast. A slice of toast and coffee won’t cut it most days.
Five quick and easy healthy breakfasts that I often recommend to my clients:
— Brown rice cakes spread with natural peanut or almond butter
— Scrambled eggs on sprouted grain toast
— Breakfast burrito with whole wheat tortilla, scrambled eggs, and sauted vegetables
— Oatmeal with almonds, flaxseed, and agave nectar
— High quality protein shake (I’m a fan of Vega, which is a plants based, whole food powder full of protein, fiber, and most vitamins; I like to make mine with almond, soy, or hemp milk).