One of the worst things I did (and trust me, I’ll open up about other horrible things later) when I gained all the weight back and then some, was give up on having a good breakfast.
My usual routine involves waking up late, getting ready for work, driving downtown and picking up something at Starbucks. No bueno.
This article in Women’s Health really brought it home for me. These bits in particular.
- On weekdays, especially if you work out in the morning, try to eat as soon as possible after getting up; a healthy breakfast will fuel your A.M. activity and prevent you from getting so hungry you pig out at lunch.
- The importance of breakfast was highlighted in a recent survey of 2,959 members of the National Weight Control Registry (a group of more than 5,000 people who have lost a minimum of 30 pounds and kept them off for at least a year), 78 percent reported eating breakfast every day, and nearly 90 percent eat breakfast at least 4 days a week.
- Don’t worry about blowing your diet by eating a big meal so early in the day. Politi says that a more substantial breakfast may actually help reduce cravings and overeating at night. You should aim to get 20 to 25 percent of your day’s calories from breakfast, which means about 350 if you’re on a 1,500-a-day diet.
Having said that, I was most successful in blogging when I had a weekly goal. Hence, this week I will focus breakfasts! (Woo!)
I actually made today’s breakfast last night before dinner. I’d heard about the crust-less quiches through a friend who did South Beach, but the biggest draw for me is how easy it is to make. I got the original recipe here.
For mine, I added a wee bit more “egg” and skipped the onions because I forgot to pick them up from the HEB. The whole thing takes 25 minutes to make (5 prep, 20 in the oven). I lucked out that I had foil cupcake liners (totally forgot the recipe called for those) in the pantry. After they cooled, I tossed them in the freezer. Awesome this morning when I woke up for a 6:30 gym date with Fi, I popped them in the microwave for about a minute and 30 seconds and they were good to go.
Tomorrow: I rekindle my friendship with oatmeal.
Let’s discus: What’s everyone’s favorite oatmeal topping?