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    Start the day with Protein – Smart Tip #4

    Mon, Apr 21, 2008

    Eating Better, Power Up, Smart Tips

     Smart Tips for Optimum Nutrition

    For years I started my day with coffee, and a few yours later toast. I could never understand why I always got tired fairly early in the day.

    As I learned more about healthy eating, I switched up breakfast for something much healthier.

    Almost every day I have plain balkan yogurt, some canned peaches (or other fruit to mix it up, use only canned fruit in juice – not syrup), I grind some nuts or seeds – about 9 almonds, or a about 1 – 2 tablespoons of pumpkins seeds or flax seeds are my usual, sometimes I will use whole cashews instead) and then I sprinkle a bit of my favourite protein powder on for some added flavour and protein boost.

    This is just as quick as toast, much healthier and I do not get the energy slump that I used to. 

    Also, following Holly's advice at Club Fit Yummy Mummy, I eat earlier so that I can rev up my metabolism for the day. This also helps to curtail late night snacking a I can more easily fit in my major munching earlier in the day. 

    18 Comments For This Post

    1. Taylor Says:

      This is some great advice. And like the guy said above, it’s important to eat if you want to lose weight. Adding off of his statement, some girls won’t eat thus they put their body into the stage of ketosis.

      When this happens, the body begins to burn your muscle for energy. You lose weight, but most of the weight you lose is muscle, thus, you still end up looking fat.

      Not enough people realize that it’s important to eat if you want to lose weight. It’s sad really.

      Taylor from whey protein weight gain

    2. payday loans online Says:

      Healthy eating does improve alot. Any good recipes with high protein?

    3. Dieting is Hard Says:

      Dieting all the time is HARD..don’t you agree? I really like your approach, where you look at it as eating healthy and substituting healthy alternatives. It makes it sound a lot easier than having to constantly restrict what I eat. Thanks!

    4. Holly Rigsby Says:

      I make a high-protein breakfast shake for my son and myself every morning. It’s got oatmeal, frozen banana, frozen strawberries, milk, yogurt, and a couple of huge handfuls of fresh spinach. Spinach is a great source of protein, and you honestly can’t taste it in the shake. It’s great to start off our day with such a healthy drink!

    5. cash advance software Says:

      Most people do not eat enough protein when they first wake up in the morning. You body needs it to stop burning muscle! You need a good amount of carbs/protein first thing to get your body working properly . Great article and comments!

    6. Nathan Says:

      I am a believer in high protein intake and less carbohydrates and to be even more healthy, switch the milk to unsweetened soymilk or yogurt containing probiotics (very beneficial for the human digestive system).

    7. Jason | Acai Berry Says:

      I’m so with you on this. I used to drink protein shakes that were made with whey isolate in the morning, but now I’ve switched to eating three egg whites with a handful of some sort of nuts, or a piece of chicken fried up.

      And yes… of course I sneak in some bacon now and again!!

    8. Uk Bed And Breakfast Says:

      Hi there I was a breakfast skipper and was very obese .. i got told by my doctor if i didnt change my life style then i wouldnt see my little girl grow up .. so that was the kick up the backside i needed .. i now have fruit n fibre for breakfast and a light lunch and something light for dinner .. i have found i am less tired .. less lazy and now enjoy all the working out i do .. etc … and now i have lost 3 stone i have the healthy bug … xx i am much happier than i was … found your site really interesting an some helpful content thank you xx

    9. Deep Fried Whatever Says:

      What Taylor said is dead on the money. If you eat right, you will lose weight. It’s as simple as that. The hard part is sticking with it. – celeb news

    10. YoNaturals Says:

      Instead of coffee, I drink orange juice or a glass of milk. And adding a little lean protein to breakfast may be just the boost that we need to help keep feeling full until lunchtime. And a traditional breakfast of eggs may be one of the best ways to get your morning protein. While eggs are not always associated with weight loss, they contain some of the highest-quality protein.

    11. Payday Loan Says:

      I think people think by not eating breakfest they are skipping extra calories, but it’s so true if you don’t have something that will keep you full you end up being miserable, starving and eating something you wouldn’t have eaten if you weren’t so hungry.

      I like the suggestion of pumpkin seeds! I’ve never tried that before, I am a big fan of protein shakes and I eat those for breakfest every morning but I can’t wait to try your suggestion because I’m getting bored of drinking the same thing everyday. Sometimes using a spoon is just what you need.

    12. Matt Says:

      Good article. It’s the old saying, you are what you eat.

      Too many people stop eating when in theory they should be eating more often…just less quantity!

    13. protein foods finfer Says:

      I’m trying to become vegetarians, so not all of this food for me. The best option – bananas, this is my favorite fruit

    14. Gary Scott Says:

      I totally agree with this. I used to never eat breakfast, but now I eat a big breakfast with eggs and bacon among other things, and now I am a lot healthier

    15. Protein Powder Says:

      Another healthy idea is to make some oatmeal and mix your protein powder in with the oatmeal. Healthy and delicious.

    16. Robert Devero Says:

      Great article. Protein is very essential to our body and for energy. You also need to get your fruit intake for the day as well!!

    17. payday loan software Says:

      i always start my day with a protein shake and eggs. put fruit or oatmeal in shake to make it taste better.

    18. payday loans no fax Says:

      I always start my day with two eggs and some almonds with juice..

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    It is definitely the time of year to be getting back on board with a Fit Yummy Mummy 12 Week Challenge – I am counting down the days to being 10lbs lighter and 12 weeks stronger!

    Holly gives us assignments throughout the challenge, today it is to examine perfection and the effect that it has on our results – and how it can more likely than not cause more trouble than it saves. I am looking at that today.

    How about you. Has perfection ever brought you down in your efforts to lose weight or get healthier?