There is an old adage, which says you should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. Most of us do the exact reverse. When you think about it, putting fuel into the body at the start of the day so it can be used up makes more sense than filling up at days’ end and then sitting on the couch.
A better breakfast means you have more energy during the day and are less likely to snack on high calorie snacks mid morning.
Still there are practical considerations too so here are three tips to help you have a better breakfast without having to spend a lot of time.
- Before you even start breakfast have a glass or two of water. This will rehydrate you from the natural drying out process, which happens overnight. It also fills you up a bit. If you want a cup of coffee or tea that is fine but have your water first.
- Include some protein. This can be an egg, some yoghurt, nuts or lean meat. Quinoa or Chia seeds are good to sprinkle on yoghurt and Chia is a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids.
- Have good quality high fibre carbohydrate for energy. This can be fruit, low glycaemic index bread like spelt or rye, or cereal such as raw muesli or oats.
Medical Doctor, author, speaker, media presenter and health industry consultant, Dr Joe Kosterich wants you to be healthy and get the most out of life.
Joe writes for numerous medical and mainstream publications, is clinical editor at Medical Forum Magazine, and is also a regular on radio and television. He is often called to give opinions in medico legal cases and is an advisor to Reed Medical Conferences.
Joe is Medical Advisor to Medicinal Cannabis Company Little Green Pharma, Chairman of Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association and sits on the board of Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA.