Eating A Healthy Breakfast
I’ve recently been trying to eat healthier and that has been starting with oatmeal for breakfast in the mornings, but I’ve begun to notice that it isn’t filling me up and I’m getting hungry after only a few hours. I like how I feel otherwise and i intend to keep eating it, I’m just wondering if anyone has suggestions for a good breakfast that can fill me up and keep me going.
I’m hoping to get healthy and cut myself back to two meals a day, to help save money, it would fit into my schedule better, and it would be a good exercise in self control and going without.
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check out intermittent fasting.
basically don’t eat for 16 hours a day. only eating large meals in an 8 hour window, 2-3 meals. you don’t have to do it every day, but when you fast your body switches into a different “mode”. a majority of americans that have the means and access to food will keep themselves in a constant state of feeding and it’s usually not good food either. with intermittent fasting you only have a small window to eat so you could focus on foods that nourish you and not chips, pop and all that crap people get addicted to. think of fueling your car up once and then driving 300 miles to the next fill up. or you could fuel up and keep stopping at each gas station along the way to re-fuel….whhaaaaa? :)
research for yourself and see if its right for you! my 2cents. its all love.
@johnmantheshaman, 2 boiled eggs in the morning (sounds kind of gross but great with sriracha hot sauce! Also with boiling them you get the benefit of the protein but not the fat of frying) and drink lots of water as @manimal said, water will make you feel more full.
I also strongly suggest drinking green tea. It suppresses appetite and gives you a boost in the morning.
@johnmantheshaman – The reason you don’t feel full is because oatmeal (while healthy) is still a carbohydrate, and the process of making oats into oatmeal strips most of the nutritional value of the grain. In the morning your body is completely depleted of glucose stores due to fasting how ever many hours you’ve been asleep. If you consume oatmeal by itself, your glucose (blood sugar) will spike, your metabolism will kick into high gear, and it will be burned off rather quickly, leaving you ready for a full meal even within a half hour of eating. You’ll want to cover your fats and proteins in the morning and regardless of how tolarant you are to carbs, stick to whole food carbs, or whole grain breads as they will provide a slower drip of glycogen and maintain more balance in your blood sugar. A easy way to define a carbohydrate for a beginner dieter is something you can pull from the ground, or pick from a tree. Without knowing your body type, weight, and current diet, I can’t say much about what you SHOULD eat, but adding a minimum of two whole eggs along side the oatmeal to start would be a big help on your path to eating healthy. Eggs cover your source of healthy fats and provide adequate protein for an non-athlete or exerciser. Mixed with oatmeal you’ve now covered the bases for your bodies fuel system. If you have any question about diet or nutrition or exercise, inbox me or email me, I’m happy to help!
@adamd – Thank you – Glucose is correct, my brain failed me this morning lol! And Intermittent Fasting is a great approach depending on the person, although maybe a little advanced for someone just beginning to change their eating habits but very effective especially for a person with an ectomorph body type and some who are mesomorphs.
@irvzilla, I’ll check that stuff out. Do you know anything about kombucha? I’m thinking about investing in a starter for that and turning that into my major source of liquid nutrients, I’ll definitely still eat but as i understand it Kombucha will definitely help. and give me a source of water throughout the day