“Breaking the Fast” – Breakfast

Breakfast Series - Oatmeal with raisinsBreakfast means, “to break the fast”. After a restful seven to nine hours of sleep, our blood sugar is low.

Eating breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It provides energy to your body to begin your day.

Studies show that people who eat breakfast are less likely to over-eat and make poor food choices, at the end of the day.

After looking at food journals of my new clients, since the early 90s, I can say that the people who have coffee and little else in the morning really are setting themselves up for consuming more calories in their day, by heavily loading the end of their day.

Here is a strategy that can help . By eating a healthy, sweet food in the morning, like fruit or yogurt, you can stimulate your appetite earlier in the day. At the same time, focus on taking some food off of your evening meal and snacks. Slowly build up the volume of food at your breakfast while keeping your evening quantities moderate. Go to bed digested and wake up ready to “Break the fast”, as we are meant to! This process takes 7-14 days to do.