It’s no secret that eating a hearty breakfast (meaning sans refined sugar) gives your body the necessary nutrients to help fuel your day. According to, Why Breakfast Is Important, an article I came across in About.com’s Nutrition section, a breakfast that contains “protein and plenty of fiber” will help ward off hunger until or around lunch-time and gives you the fuel to function properly. In my experience, skipping breakfast causes the brain to go into overdrive and will ultimately leave you feeling fatigued and your ability to concentrate will be hampered by thoughts of hunger. Not to mention your tolerance for stupidity among other petty annoyances will be at an all time low. As a student, I understand that breakfast may not be of prime concern – especially since making a “hearty” breakfast can be rather time consuming. Actually… THIS IS FALSE!
FALSE! FALSE! Get that thinking out of your head! “Hearty” is not synonymous with time consuming (I mean it can be, it just doesn’t HAVE to be). A piece of wheat toast with a slice of cheese and an apple is all it takes to have the elements of a hearty meal.
Just for kicks, I Googled “Top Excuses Not To Eat Breakfast” and found yet another About.com article . Check out #4! Many students will be able to relate :)
The first About. com article I posted suggested eating protein and plenty of fiber to ensure that you have enough fuel to get you through most of the day. Well, I decided to heed and follow its advice by making a little protein-and-fiber-filled-breakfast of my own. Protein is found in foods such as meat, beans, eggs and other dairy products. Fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains (rice bread cereal), beans, etc.
So my protein-and-fiber-filled-breakfast shall contain the following protein-y items:
- 4 egg-whites (It’s where all the protein’s at!!!!)
- 3 turkey deli slices
- 1 cup of non-fat yogurt (not pictured)
- Handful of green and orange bell peppers (yep, still on that)
- 1/4 cup of yellow squash
- 1/2 handful of zucchini
Put ‘em all together and this is what you get:
The whole breakfast process took 5 minutes to make. It’s not really all that time consuming once you start to make eating breakfast a habit. It took me less than 3 minutes to eat everything you see before you. So let’s see. 5 +3 = 8. If you have at least 8 minutes to spare in the morning… then eat some darn breakfast! You’ll be happy you did :D.