Back in the old, obese days, I would eat myself a nice bowl of sugared cereal and 2% milk for breakfast. And that was it.
And I wondered why I would be so hungry around 10 - 11 AM?
Even once I started to lose the weight, I just changed my cereal to something non-sugary and lower calorie.
Still ran into that mid-morning hunger problem!
Even about five years ago, I could be found eating maybe a bowl of cereal, maybe wheat toast with peanut butter, maybe a whole grain waffle and fruit for breakfast.
Was still pretty consistently running into problems with fullness and hunger.
For the past three to four years, I got my act in gear and made sure that every single breakfast I ate had a significant source of protein! Most mornings that means I eat an egg and an egg white with veggies, sometimes a piece of toast. Sometimes, I improvise and eat leftover chicken or pulled pork with veggies for breakfast. It doesn't necessarily have to be "breakfast tasting foods" that I eat in the morning, it has to be "breakfast FUEL foods." If I am eating protein with carbs (and 90% of the time, that carb is veggies), then that's a good breakfast.
I don't mid-morning snack anymore. I might have a coffee around 11 AM, but that's it. A really great, balanced breakfast... full of protein, NO sugar, complex carbs.... keeps me full till mid-day and eliminates snacking.
I consider it one of the best changes I made in the past few years. It's helped me maintain a low weight (and in the past year, it helped me lose the last ten pounds!).
So, just sharing it because it has been such a big help to me!!
Okay, time to get that dog walked, my egg breakfast in the body, do a little yoga stretching and then settling down to work.
Namaste, friends! Have a GORGEOUS weekend!