Ideally, breakfast should be eaten within 30 minutes of waking, and it should include some serious protein.
If you skip breakfast, your body begins to think in starvation mode, meaning that it will store food coming in later on in the day as fat, since it expects it will be starving again soon and will need fat to survive.
If you eat breakfast but it's, say, just fruit, you are setting yourself up for failure. Your body burns carbs (fruit) much faster than protein. If you don't get enough protein at breakfast, you will be ravenous later on in the day and will be tempted to overeat at lunch and dinner, and grab any snack lying in your path (including doughnuts or cheetos).
So, here's to breakfast - your body's favorite meal:
- 4 eggs scrambled with canola oil, a few pieces of ham, and black pepper
- 2 pieces of 100% whole wheat toast (keep in mind that "multi-grain" and "100% whole grain" are not interchangeable...)
- Pure maple cream from Vermont (if you are splurging, make it something seriously good...diet-y substitutes are an utter waste of calories)
- Glass of V-8 fusion (100% veggie/fruit juice
- Cute tray (Crate & Barrel)