Good morning! Happy Monday, friends!
Anyone else a fan of eating a big breakfast? I love them! And I even look forward to eating breakfast the night before! Of course, I love a big ol' breakfast on the weekend (mmm... a leisurely pancake breakfast anyone?), but I also eat fairly large breakfasts during the week too.
I find that starting my day with a well-rounded meal fills me up and keeps me satisfied all morning long. (I hardly ever eat a mind-morning snack””unless, of course, my breakfast was small and didn't hold me over.) I also like packing lots of nutrients into my breakfasts because they set a healthy tone for the rest of my day. For instance, I almost always have some sort of fresh fruit with breakfast. And, honestly, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, so I'm more than happy to front-load it with calories!
This morning's breakfast was an egg sandwich made with 2 eggs, bacon, and cheddar on a toasted English muffin with a sliced orange and an iced almond milk latte. After eating this breakfast, I'm good to go for awhile!
FYI: Eating a big breakfast may help you lose weight!
- A Big Breakfast Is Your Weight-Loss Ally
- Is a Big Breakfast and Small Dinner the Secret to Weight Loss?
- Can eating a big breakfast help you lose weight?
Health News & Views
If you're trying to lose weight or simply watching what you eat, you might find yourself struggling with cravings in the hours before dinnertime. Maybe lunch wasn't as satisfying as you had hoped or maybe your afternoon snack was something not-so-healthy from the office vending machine and you were hungry just a short while later. (Hey, it happens to the best of us!)
What really matters when you're starving and dinner is right around the corner is choosing a snack that's well-balanced with a mix of wholesome carbohydrates, satisfying protein, and a little fat, but one that's not too high in calories. You want to eat something that holds you over to your next meal, but doesn't count as a full meal.
Here are 5 snacks that fight hunger pangs without ruining your dinner.
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Question of the Day
What's your biggest meal of the day?
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