So as you know I have LOTS of opinions on food and what is healthy. Ha! I get questions all the time about what I eat exactly and its kind of tough to describe exactly how I eat without going into the "why." I don't believe in "dieting" and yet, what you eat does constitute your "diet." When asked, I usually don't recommend anyone dive into eating like I do today cold turkey as my eating has morphed over the last 2.5 years slowly and hugely. It morphed slowly so my new healthy lifestyle could be "doable" to create a permanent change, rather than having an end date for my eating plan and ultimately, my health.
Over the course of a few blog posts, I'd like to share my favorite food items with you along with why I like them and how they fit into my healthy lifestyle.
Why don't we start with the most important meal of the day? I get asked about what I eat for breakfast all the time. If you are like me, alot of times your mornings are a scramble to get out the door with everything you will need to have with you for the next 15 hours...for me that would include snacks, lunch, my water bottle filled with green tea and more snacks if its a workout night. Many times my breakfast ends up going with me as well by the time the rest of that is all packed up!
BREAKFAST is VITAL to starting your day off well. It's really not just something "people" say. If I eat a good breakfast in the morning, I tend to eat better the rest of the day. If you don't eat, thinking you are saving a few hundred calories, you will certainly make up for them in your starvation snacking later on during the day. Don't like breakfast? Learn to like it - or don't blame me when you find yourself waking up from an I-ate-everything-I-brought-for-the-day-by-10am coma.
Here are some of my faves:
So there you have it - my breakfast "regulars." I also LOVE eggs and on the weekends I like to sautee one over easy on the stove and put it on top of a toasted piece of wheat bread and let the yolk run all over the bread. Yum! I really don't believe that real eggs are "bad." It's what we do to food like eggs that makes them bad! I don't add cheese, and truly do not miss butter on my bread either. Those little tweaks have really made a difference over time. Now the egg beaters...hmmm...what does the label say? Just saying. Oh - and I DO love the occasional chocolate chip pancake with pure maple syrup (I use the whole wheat blend pancake mix or I mix up my own with whole wheat flour).
Overall, if it has 3 or more ingredients that I can't pronounce without assistance, or are not actual FOOD, I won't eat it (for the most part). Period. That makes it easy!
That's all for now...I will do a series of posts about food over the next few weeks including snacks, lunches, etc. I plan to try to share some of my dinner recipes as well as time permits.
Hope you enjoyed...now get to planning your breakfast for tomorrow!
PS - coming soon on the blog will be a review of a BUNCH of workout videos! I have tons of them and tons of opinions to share about them!