Let us assume that all the Christmas Cookies are gone.
Let us assume that there is still some Valentine Candy left.
Let us pretend that we have been eating our cholesterol grabbing oatmeal all winter.
And let us rejoice that there is Spring in the air.
So what does this all add up to?
Weight Loss Time, Sistahs!! (and brudders...:D)
Judging by the crazy amount of people out tonight on my evening Doggie Walk, I'd say that Cabin Fever has driven the population to break down their previously frozen doors to breathe in the fresher, brighter, lighter air that comes with the southerly winds of Springtime.
And with increased activity, comes the lovely benefit of Weight Loss.
So what better time to stick to your springy guns and start a new breakfast plan?
I am eager to share my simple recipe because it has astounded me by it's simplicity and healthy goodness. When I can eat something for breakfast and not even think about being hungry to well past lunch time, well, I am sold. With previous breakfasts, I would get about three hour satisfaction before I was starving and tempted to munch on something till lunch time came. So dangerous! But with my new breakfast plan, those empty feelings are gone and a true hunger doesn't break a sweat till an acceptable luncheon time.
The secret of this concoction is: Fiber.
Fiber is filling and helpful to all things digestive. You know what that means, right? Sugary things stick and linger and park themselves and all their empty calories. Mr. Fiber will not tolerate lallygagging around. If it doesn't stick around it....departs. Less things hanging around, less weight. Simple, huh?
Try it! Breakfast can be boringly predictable, so give this very healthy mixture a chance.....
Deb's Breakfast of Champions:
- One box of generic raisin bran (most raisin bran has 4-5 grams of fiber - that's what you're looking for) Cheap is fine and encouraged.
- Raisins or blueberries, strawberries, bananas, dried cranberries...Some kind of fruit...Use something different every week for a real boredom crusher! During the summer, you can reach Cereal Nirvana with all the fresh choices!
- Chopped nuts of any kind, just make sure they're natural and not salted or roasted. I add pecans, almonds, walnuts...Add this to a Tupperware kind of cereal keeper to the raisin bran. It's no more costly to have the nuts in pieces or slivered, so go for it! Nuts are high in calories, but good ones. Vitamin E, omegas and our friend fiber, are worth the extra calories.
- For each bowl, add 1 tsp flax seed and one tablespoon wheat germ.
- Use skim, almond or soy milk. Your preference. Or try a different one next week! (See how varied this can get?)
See ya on the outside!!