Sunday, February 10, 2008

Fat Loss Tip #1

Eating breakfast is a simple way to ensure that you keep your energy and metabolism from dipping. Overnight, your body has not received any food for 6-12 hours. In order for it to stay out of a 'starvation' mode, you simply need to eat breakfast. Ideally, breakfast would be within 30 minutes of waking up and consist of a blend of carbohydrates, fat, and protein (fiber, fat, and protein will make you feel full longer since they digest more slowly). You can get away with eating a little more than your average small meal because it is the first meal of the day. Some people say that they just aren't hungry that early in the morning. In that case, try to just eat a small snack such as a banana, toast with peanut butter, some cereal, or a protein shake. I will often eat oats, peanut butter, raisins, choclate chips and some honey mixed in a bowl with a glass of milk for my breakfast. You only need about five or six bites and you will stay full for hours. The combination of whole grains, fiber, fat and protein keep this meal balanced, slows digestion, and slows the rate sugar enters the blood.

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