Thursday, January 08, 2009

Beginning with Breakfasts, Part One

When it comes to hard to follow weight loss advice, which is the hardest for me to follow? Is it avoiding soda pop, or not eating chocolate? Na. It's the imperative to eat breakfast. The truth? I do not wake up hungry, and I almost never have an appetite before noon or later.

I've been like this for most of my life, but most especially in the last 16 years. Maybe it is a throwback to all of that morning sickness and toilet hugging that I did while pregnant. I feel sick at the thought of breakfast.

However, one of my so-called "new years resolutions" is to eat a healthy breakfast every morning. I'm shooting for eating a protein packed breakfast most mornings so that I can really up my metabolism.

It's not easy!

Basically I have discovered that if you force yourself to eat breakfast every day for a week or two, eventually you will wake up sort of wanting breakfast. Maybe after a month of this, I'll be hungry for real. :-)

So, for the next few days, I'll be showing you some simple-ish breakfasts to make, with recipes.


Mrs. H. said...

I feel you with the morning sickness and breakfasts. I am not a breakfast eater either, and I truly believe this is the reason why.

However, as one of my New Year's resolutions, I have been eating a good breakfast every morning for the past week, and I have lost five pounds already! Whole grain toast or bagels and cream cheese or peanut butter with orange juice is a breakfast I can enjoy, and it holds me a long time. Plus, less snacking throughout the day.

Kimberly Eddy said...

OOOH that sounds good too! I notice when I do eat breakfast I do lose weight better.