Step 1: Eating a healthy breakfast

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I find that eating a healthy breakfast is not as hard as I expected. I need to make sure I get up before nine am to get breakfast... otherwise I wait to long and then I have a late lunch. This puts my whole eating off for the rest of the day. Today I had oatmeal, with a 1tbs of peanut butter, 1/3 cup of cranrasins, and 1/3 cup of bitter sweet chocolate. This helped with my sweet craving and was still a healthy breakfast. I walked to the end of the drive way to check the mail and to bring in the trash bin but there was still trash in there. I have been doing well on my three steps. I also have not had anything at night before going to bed. That's been helping also. Today I have had a mocha coffee at the coffee place that requires purchase if you use their WiFi.
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    Checking in to see whats happening.. you have been quiet!
    3256 days ago
    That sounds delicious but suspiciously like dessert! emoticon Did you track that in your nutrition tracker to see how it measured up?

    Breakfast in general is a wonderful wonderful thing. Keep it up! But do you think you could set a goal to coax the chocolate amount down? I don't advocate deprivation and I don't recommend making drastic changes (unless this chocolate-oatmeal thing is new to you - in which case you should quit now before it becomes a habit!) but easing yourself from eating a third of a cup of chocolate to a healthier oatmeal would be a great longer-term goal, maybe over a couple of weeks. If you're going to have breakfast, it may as well set you up for the day rather than be a sugar rush with a crash just around the corner. Including a protein and healthy fat source to ensure your breakfast sticks with you is a good idea too - the PB is a great choice. Good for you! Little steps in the right direction always add up.

    If it gives you some good ideas, I like my oatmeal (made from real oats) with lots of cinnamon (gives it that sweet baked-goodies flavour without any sugar!), a few chopped walnuts or pecans, a spoonful of ground flaxseed and some chia seed. My fiance does the same but adds a teaspoon or two of brown sugar - you could do the same while you're adjusting to a less-sweet breakfast.

    Wishing you the best of luck! Send me a message if I can do anything to help.
    3305 days ago
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