Breakfast, the most important meal of the day vs Fasting is great for your Health

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This has been my breakfast, almost consistently for several years for close to over a decade.  After initially going on weight watchers, I scoured the aisle of a Wegmans supermarket, looking at every cereal to identify which would give me the most bang for my buck. On WW, this for me was the one I would spend the least number of my daily allotment of “point” for the most calories. The rationale for me was that it would ideally keep me fuller, longer.  A year later I was on an exercise machine looking at a Women’s Health magazine, I believe, and saw this same cereal was listed as the healthiest one out there. Yay – I was being healthy!  LOL

In recent months, I was introduced to Intermittent Fasting (IF) and after a few family health concerns, I wondered if IF was a contributing factor.  After all, the person who was vloging about it wasn’t a medical professional, though he was in good shape so it appeared to work for him. However, I did hear IF mentioned in The Truth About Cancer in a positive way.

Turns out though, IF for a female has different guidelines than what a male is able to follow.  A woman shouldn’t be doing this daily as it could lead to early menopause – maybe 2 or 3 non-consecutive days at best.

As for me, I wasn’t really following it that strictly, listening to my body’s cues for it’s signals that it may need something.  I probably was only able to do it 3x a week at best.  I also ensured I was staying active and getting in some strength training when I could.

At the end of the day, your breakfast is when you break your fast so as long as your getting your vitamins, minerals, and amino acids from your carbs, protein, and fiber sources, you should be okay.  I’m no nutrition expert, but as long as your diet is healthy and your eating right I think we’re good to go.

As for me, I will occasionally eat my Nature’s Path Blueberry Power Crunch, with a spoonful of dried cranberries on top to regulate my blood suger and ideally with skim milk. However, these days I find myself eating my LO’s leftovers – good thing he like this ceral too!!

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One thought on “Breakfast, the most important meal of the day vs Fasting is great for your Health

  1. Loren San Diego says:

    beautiful food photo Sandra and very informative write-up! i need to remember to eat a good balanced breakfast vs. just coffee lol 😀

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