I've been trying to loose weight lately and while I find the number stays the same, no matter when I weigh myself, my waist measurement has gone from a 50 to a 43 in the last year. I'm very proud of myself and though I did a few radical things like cut back on my soda intake, cut half of the dairy I ate out of my life, and now tend to choose a grilled chicken sandwich over the greasy soaked burgers I honestly loved, I found that starting the day off with a simple breakfast has helped my journey along.
Now I don't mean Breakfast in the traditional views. I myself don't tend to wake up until 3 p.m. -ish on my days off, so I consider breakfast the first meal I eat no matter what time I happen to wake up.
I've never been one to wake up and immediately sit down to eat. In fact, the smell of eggs and bacon, or any cooking food that soon after getting out of bed tends to make me sick, but since it's summer and fruit is so readily available, I don't have to deal with the smell of hot cooking food and I have enough time to wake up while I prepare....Fruit Salad!
Yes, that's right. I have taken to eating Fruit Salad for breakfast most mornings. I love the fresh taste and it's light enough that I don't feel like sitting down and taking a nap afterwards.
Here is my favorite blend : 1 Banana, 1 Kiwi, 1 handful or two of Black Berries, 5 Strawberries, 11/2 Spoonfuls of Vanilla Yogurt, and 2-5 pieces of Water Melon
I add and subtract things as I see fit. It all depends on my mood...and what's in my kitchen at the time, but I took pictures of my plate this morning and I think you'll like it ^_^
Cute huh? I love making my food cute, makes it more fun to eat ^_^!
I carved the watermelon hearts myself, but if you wanted to eat faster, cookie cutters are the trick. I recommend a seedless melon, but if the type with the seeds are cheaper go with what is best for your pocketbook.
What do you like to eat when you first wake up? Are you a cereal person or do you actually go all out?