Do You Occasionally Skip Meals?! If So, Then This Is For You! 

Do you feel rushed in the morning and can’t find the time to eat breakfast?

Are you trying to lose weight and think that skipping a meal or two would help with that?

Are you just not hungry and don’t think it’s necessary to eat a meal?

Well check out my article from my Progressive Health Coaching page to see what happens to your body when you decide to skip a meal!

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What Skipping Meals Do To Your Body

Daily Prompt – Lurch

6 BEST Foods To Eat In The Morning!

1. GREEK YOGURT

Greek yogurt is made by straining whey and other liquid from the curds. This produces a creamier yogurt that is more concentrated in protein, which keeps you feeling full throughout the morning!

Certain types of Greek yogurt are good sources of probiotics, like Bifidobacterium, which help your gut stay healthy.

-Choose a plain yogurt and add some fruit for sweetness and flavor!

2. OATMEAL

Oats contain beta-gluten, a type of fiber that’s been shown to help lower cholesterol when eaten regularly! Oats are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium!

Steel cut oats contain more fiber than rolled or instant oats, but any type of oatmeal is a healthy choice.

-Avoid the flavored oatmeals which have a lot of sugar and instead add milk with a little honey/cinammon and top it off with fruits and nuts!

3. GRAPEFRUIT

Grapefruit has fat burning properties and it benefits one’s blood sugar and insulin levels which may help you slim down faster. 

It is also hydrating, filling, and packed with immunity-boosting antioxidants.

-For a well rounded breakfast, pair it with protein like yogurt.

But make sure to check with your doctor before consuming because grapefruit and it’s juice can interfere with some prescription drugs.

4. BANANAS

While bananas still have a little touch of green, this is one of the best sources of resistant starch, which is a healthy carbohydrate that keeps you fuller longer. 

Bananas contain a good dose of potassium which helps lower blood pressure naturally.

-Slice it up and add to a bowl of oatmeal with cinammon. Another option is to put some slices on toast with nut butter and chia seeds! Banana Nut Butter Chia Seed Toast Recipe

5. ALMOND BUTTER

Looking for alternate source of protein if you don’t eat dairy or eggs? Almond Butter is a great choice of protein because it’s filled with monounsaturated fats (one of the good fats).

-Spread some on a slice of whole grain bread or eat in combination with a banana or an apple.

6. ASSORTED FRUITS

Blueberries, fresh or frozen are filled with antioxidants! Studies suggest that eating blueberries regularly can help improve everything from memory and motor skills to blood pressure and metabolism. 

-Add blueberries to oatmeal for a delicious breakfast.

Strawberries are high in antioxidants and contains your recommended daily intake of vitamin C, along with high quantities of folic acid and fiber

-Add strawberries to oatmeal or to plain Greek yogurt

Kiwi has about 65 milligrams of vitamin C per serving which is almost as much as an Orange! It’s rich in potassium and contains fiber which makes it a good aid for digestion. 

-Eat kiwi by themselves or add them to a fruit salad or a smoothie!

Source: health.com

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8 Foods That Have Way More Sugar Than You Thought!

-Many foods that are marked as healthy contain a lot of sugar.

-“Low-fat” foods often replace the fat with extra sugar.

1. LOW FAT YOGURT 

When a brand’s recipe removes fat from yogurt, they have to supplement the flavor somehow. They use sugar as a substitute which explains why a serving of low-fat yogurt could have close to 30 grams of sugar. 

2. BALSAMIC VINEGAR

Companies usually start with white wine vinegar and add caramel coloring for both color and sweetness. Even worse, cornstarch and xanthan gum are normally included to thicken the liquid, and both of these ingredients increase the sugar content.

3. BREAKFAST CEREAL

You would think the cereals such as Fruit Loops and Cocoa Pebbles are the worst right? Well one cup of Raisin Bran has 18 grams of sugar! 

This sugar comes from the dried fruit as well as the flakes with the addition of corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, and invert sugar(this sugar helps products avoid crystallization).


4. BARBECUE SAUCE

The sweetness in BBQ sauce isn’t just from the tomatoes, but also from the molasses and corn syrup that the companies sneak in there! Sweet Baby Ray’s included pineapple juice concentrate too, making it contain 14 grams of sugar just in 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce! 

5. CANNED FRUIT

Fruit in its natural state already has a lot of sugar. If possible, limit your intake and avoid anything canned. These canned fruits are almost always kept in a syrup that’s loaded with added sugars, like high fructose corn syrup and artificial coloring.

6. WHOLE GRAIN BREAD

Buying whole grain bread instead of white slices isn’t exactly better. Many loaves come sweetened with honey(not too bad) but others are doctored to taste better and can include high fructose corn syrup, GMO sugars(like ones made from sugar beets) or sucralose (the artificial sweetener you know better as Splenda). 


7. PEANUT BUTTER

Many leading brands are packed with sugary sweeteners in the form of white sugar, cane syrup or coconut palm sugar. One spoonful can have 2 grams of sugar! 

8. PROTEIN BARS

The shadiest thing about these bars is that you’ll find grams of sugar hidden beyond what is listed in the sugar section. They include sugar alcohol which is classified as a carbohydrate. It’s altered through a chemical process that turns it into a sugar substitute that can sweeten food and also keep it moist. So what this means is that you could be consuming at least 20 grams of sugar! 

So when buying foods, make sure to look out for those hidden sugars! 

Source: thisisinsider.com

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