In addition, skipping breakfast causes a lowered metabolic
rate, translating into less calorie-burning throughout the day.Another myth is that breakfast must
be BORING! Untrue, but this does not mean that tantalizing breakfasts
should routinely include croissants, Danish or bacon, sausage and a
cheese omelet, with coffee and cream.There's plenty of variety in between
standard and not-so-standard healthy breakfast fare. Nontraditional
choices, such as yesterday's leftovers, are always an option. Say "good
morning" with last evening's baked potato along with a protein-topper
and a fruit, or invite a small serving of pizza to your breakfast table.
Pre-prepared options are easy on a morning routine. Experiment with
pack-ahead pita pockets, deviled or hard boiled eggs, crackers with
a peanut butter schmear and blended yogurt and fruit smoothies.Your individual choices should be
guided by a combination of personal taste, as well as nutritional considerations,
lifestyle and energy needs. For most individuals on conventional schedules
it is helpful to aim for a choice of protein, fruit and grain before
10 am, along with a calcium source. Not only does this bolster your
early-day stamina, but it may also help curb late-day binges.If you rely on traditional hot or
cold whole-grain cereals topped with fruit and prepared with milk, make
it a habit to spoon --or yes, slurp-- all of the milk from your bowl.
Some of the cereal's soluble vitamins may travel into the leftover milk.
Don't fool yourself. "Fuel"
yourself. Build breakfast into your basic training each morning.