Monday, April 18, 2011

#7: Are you receiving the right type of breakfast to reduce cravings?

#7: Are you receiving the right type of breakfast to reduce cravings?

We all know how important breakfast is, but how often do we run out the door with a shake and a cup of coffee?  This sets us up for a day of inner warfare with our cravings voice, not to mention the impact on our energy and mood.

What makes a healthy breakfast?  For starters – whole, real food rather than a bar or pre-packed shake to which many of us have grown accustomed.  Depending upon your unique carbohydrate-to-protein threshold (see earlier tip posts) some fare better with more protein than others, so discovering the perfect breakfast for you can take some experimenting.

Quinoa, a gluten-free whole grain, is a great place to start.  It has an excellent protein composition and makes for a tasty breakfast.  Many of our clients discover that they feel their best with only 1 serving of grains each day.  Breakfast is an ideal time to eat grain, especially one that is higher in protein composition. Eating it early in the day allows us to sustain energy and reduce cravings all day long.  Try adding a smidge of olive oil with a pinch of Himalayan salt and ½ an avocado for a hearty, satiating start to the day.

These tips are part of our "Solving the Cravings Riddle' series. Click the link to read the article in it's entirety and see previous tips.

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