TIP 5- Breakfast
Now if you are going to tell me you don’t have time for a breakfast, then I say – just set your alarm for a half hour earlier…no excuses…you’ll thank yourself for it..trust me!
Foreword planning is really important, decide the night before what you aspire to have and be realistic. I know the score, it’s not always so easy with young kiddies to get all artsy in the kitchen when you’re feeling frazzled and you haven’t even made the packed lunches yet.
Either way, just try to have something substantial – I’m a big fan of granola with almond or oat milk and some mixed berries, a slice of wholegrain toast and butter and a mug of green tea, or maybe some eggs and greenery. We are all different, have different schedules and so on - so find what works for you.
Most boxed breakfast cereals you find in the supermarket are just pure sugar….if you are going to go down that route (and trust me I know those days exist..)..opt for Weetabix as it’s one of the less processed and sugary. Throw some berries on top to add a bit of life-force.
Lemon water (I am forever harping on about this but do try to start the day with lemon juice and hot water is really detoxifying and a great kick-start to your day.
Try have it a half hour before you eat breakfast.
Here’s a few brekkie ideas:
- Fresh veggie juice – carrot, apple, ginger, spinach, celery, cucumber…just experiment (have an oatcake or 2 on the side)
- Porridge and fruit with almond or rice milk
- Natural muesli – Lizi’s granola is a good one, with nut milk.
- Fruit smoothies.
- Poached eggs (always choose organic or free range) on a bed of rocket leaves or mixed greens
- Omelette with grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and courgettes
- Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon served with wholegrain or rye toast
- Wholegrain toast with almond or cashew butter
- Smoked salmon on wholegrain or rye toast (throw some greenery on the side with a splash of extra virgin olive oil or rapeseed oil)
Oh…and of course don’t forget that cuppa tea to wash it all down! Go green and drink green tea, packed full of antioxidants to combat free radicals and what’s even better is – it’s thermogenic….so it helps to speed up the metabolism.
All great news if you are on a weight loss mission!