Spring is the perfect time to get your body ready for summer. With that in mind, I thought that it would be a great opportunity to revisit some of the Golden Rules from the popular dietary lifestyle book How to Be Schoolgirl Skinny. One of my favorite and more popular golden rule shares the importance of starting your day off right, with breakfast.
Golden Rule # 4: Don’t skip breakfast.
I know you have heard it before, but breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You start your metabolism the moment that you eat something; therefore, you shouldn’t wait more than a couples of hours until you eat breakfast. Just know, the longer you go without eating, the longer it takes for your metabolism to kick in.
Most people think that by skipping meals they are actually skipping calories, but when you skip meals, especially breakfast, your body goes into starvation mode and begins to hold and reserve fat in your body. That is why it becomes difficult for those who skip meals to lose weight.
If you are not used to eating breakfast, try a protein smoothie that you can make at home with frozen mixed berries that are low in calories and high in fiber. You can include a leafy green such as kale, which is an anti-inflammatory, a great source of omega -3 fatty acids and supports the metabolism to promote weight loss. Then add a splash of V-8 V-Fusion Light and your choice of protein mix, and blend it together. Protein at every meal is important—read Golden Rule #13 to learn why.
Another great option for you non-break- fast eaters could be a breakfast biscuit such as BelVita and juice or coffee. I started eating BelVita breakfast biscuits a few years ago, but in moderation. Although some carbs are good carbs, such as whole grain which is found in these BelVita breakfast biscuits and oatmeal is another example, when attempting to lose weight you simply want to keep your carbohydrate choices as practical as possible.
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