Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I am Ali and I am a Breakfast Queen!

When I was living at home, my mum would always make sure we had breakfast. She would always say "Bla, bla, bla , bla....Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, bla, bla, bla..." (love you mum). I am sure many of you have heard that but who actually understood why? I never really did. I was never hungry in the morning so didnt see why it was so important.

Once I moved out of home, breakfast was not something high on the list of priorities (the extra 15 minutes in bed was much more appealing) and mum wasn't there to nag me about it. That is when I started skipping breakfast. Then to subsitute that, I would replace breakfast by having dinner, dessert and lots of snacks late at night and the cycle of bad eating habits formed.

I started WeightWatchers in August 2009 (5mths after giving birth to my daughter). The first meeting I went to had a focus topic on breakfast and how important it is to set your day up for success by having a good breakfast.

Breakfast like a King (Queen).

Lunch like a Prince (Princess).

Dinner like a Pauper (umm dont think there is a girl version of a pauper).

I went home thinking right that's an easy step to start off with. Eating breakfast isn't going to hurt me. So I started off by having Weetbix with light milk (not a skim milk fan), covered with some strawberries and about 1/3 banana sliced up. It was delish AND I had so much more energy for my day. From that day onwards, I have not purposely skipped breakfast. On the odd occasion that I have missed it (mainly due to someone or something demanding my attention) I have felt sick, light headed, reaching for high sugar snacks mid morning and then ended up so hungry later in the day, so I just can not go without it.

The best breakfast menus should include some protein. 
A. Your body consumes a lot of energy while you sleep, in order to build up muscle and repair any damage that the body may have suffered earlier. As a result of this, your body requires a healthy intake of proteins to ensure that this process is carried out smoothly. GREAT ARTICLE HERE. Seriously read it as it will help you give you some tips to how eating will actually help you lose weight.

Now it doesn't mean have bacon every day. Think salmon, chicken, boiled, scrambled or poached eggs, any dairy products, nuts, soy.  Then you have protein shakes, etc. There is a good variety of choices. 

So be a a King or Queen at breakfast just like me!

Might even get myself a bit of bling to wear at breakfast!

Feel free to share with me your favourite breakfast!


  1. I think it was Dr. Oz that explained simply that eating breakfast gets your metabolism going for the day. I have been eating beans for breakfast for several months now. Strange, I know, but it is a great source of protein, carbs and fiber all in one.

  2. mmhmmm beans on toast!!

    I love greek yogurt for breakfast. I usually can't eat much for breakfast, but this packs a lot of bang for the buck.

    I also like slow-burning carbs like oatmeal and barley for breakfast.

  3. I could probably have eggs with toast and a little light cheese every day and not get sick of it. Lots of times I'll toss in some veggies or replace the toast with veggies if I've been too lazy/busy to make bread. Mmmmm ... breakfast ...

  4. Beans are so yum!!!! Glad I am not the only one that likes them and I forgot to mention them! Karen I love mushrooms are yummy on toast with eggs!

  5. My favorite breakfast is bagel thins and peanut butter! I also love eggs!

  6. I totally agree that breakfast is important. I feel less energetic and kind of cranky if I don't have a good meal to kick off the day. My favorite breakfast right now is oatmeal with blueberries, flax seed and almonds. It keeps me full for hours!!

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