Ever heard the saying 'breakfast is the most important meal of the day'? If you do not eat breakfast your blood sugar level drops and you will crave sweet foods. A healthy high carbohydrate, low fat breakfast will kick-start your metabolism and leave you feeling full till lunchtime.
The most important thing with breakfast is start getting in to a habbit and building it in to your routine. If you are unable to prepare breakfast in the morning prepare a nutritious smoothie the night before and take it with you to work.
Choices for a Healthy Breakfast
You need to choose a high fibre breakfast cereal with no added sugar. For muesili go for a low-calorie muesli (no added sugar or salt) or a high fibre cereal - muesili is suprisingly high in calories. You could also add some fresh fruit - a sliced banana, chopped strawberries or dried apricots. This will sweeten the cereal with natural sugars.
Fresh Fruit or a Smoothie
Chop up some fresh fruit and have this with a bio youghurt and honey. This will provide slow release energy which will keep you going till lunch. Alternatively try making a smoothie a delicious fresh fruit mix will energise you and provide a good proportion of your recommended daily intake of fruit. Adding ice and some low-fat youghurt will transform your smoothie in to a rich and creamy shake.
The almost 'Traditional English' breakfast
Whilst we don't endorse the full english fry-up grilling roughly the same ingredients is a different matter. For half the calories of a normal ful english ensure the fat is trimmed from bacon (or try turkey rashers), have a grilled tomato, 2 low fat sausages, wholemeal toast and a poached egg.