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Friday
Jun032016

High Protein Breakfast Bar

Who doesn’t love a tasty protein bar?  They’re great because they are packable, non-perishable and don’t need refrigeration.

The caveat to that is that a good protein bar can be pretty hard to find. Oftentimes, to make it taste even remotely appetizing, artificial sugars and binders are added to the mix which can cause some serious digestive distress later on. And not only that, they are often terrifyingly expensive.

But –I’ve got some good news.  Protein bars can be simply made at home in your own kitchen. By making your own, you get to control the ingredients, the taste, and even the portion size.  My latest creation below won’t disappoint you – it’s super easy to make and uses one of my favorite ingredient profiles – chocolate!

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Thursday
Mar122015

Why You Should Avoid Orange Juice

Although orange juice is a common part of the American breakfast, it’s not a great way to start the day.

Not only is such a breakfast low in protein and good fat, but it’s also very high in carbohydrates, much of which are highly processed.

The most popular fruit juice is still orange juice, with more than 25% of the population drinking it at least three times per week.[i]

That single choice, however, can have major implications on your health - and not for the better. One intriguing study observed some surprising effects of drinking orange juice with breakfast. Investigators compared a standard breakfast with orange juice or water as the beverage, and analyzed the effects each had on lipid profiles and fat utilization.[ii]

 

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Monday
Apr282014

Recipe Round-up: Breakfast

There's something about breakfast that seems to set the course for the day. Certainly, a high carb, low protein breakfast can set us up for a late morning energy crash, which too often descends into a series of bad choices and their consequences. When we begin the day with a healthy, filling choice, however, we've not only nourished our bodies with the right balance, but we've already scored one for success that day. There's something immensely gratifying about being able to chalk up a win right away. For me, I've found it makes it that much easier to say yes to the right choices later and resist temptation when it creeps up. I've fueled my body in the right way, and I've boosted my confidence simultanously. While the possibilities are endless, check out these four recipes that can offer you a better breakfast.


 

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Monday
Jun172013

10 Better Breakfasts to Savor Today

Among the most common questions I get from clients are those that revolve around breakfast—specifically what to eat and whether they even need to bother eating it!  Many people are used to considering breakfast as an optional meal. They don’t have time for it, they claim. They’d rather “save” the calories for later. Others simply aren’t hungry in the morning or dislike breakfast foods in general.  What we have to ask ourselves is ‘why?’  Why wouldn’t we start our day with the best fuel for our bodies? Why wouldn’t we devote just a little time and effort to the meal that will set our metabolic course for the day? Why aren’t we thinking outside the box for more unique breakfast ideas? 

 

 

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Monday
Feb272012

Breakfast Challenge: Name That Food!

How well do you think you know your food?  Would you be able to recognize your favorite cereal if it was served to you without seeing the box it was poured from? I’m sure you would.  But would that still hold true if you were only allowed to view its ingredient list?  Doubtful!  Although I encourage people to eat natural, label-less foods, as much as possible, inevitably, people do still eat some processed foods. If you do, it’s extremely important to pay attention to the ingredient list on any packaged foods you choose to put in your mouth. 

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Friday
Nov042011

Protein Waffles

Are you trying to keep some of the extra starches off your plate but missing some old-fashioned breakfast ideas? Today’s recipe was sent in from HealthyLivingHowTo. Check out these high-protein, lower-carb, gluten-free, dairy-free waffles. You won’t be disappointed if you make them.

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Thursday
Nov032011

Q&A: What should I eat for breakfast?

Hello Tom, I enjoyed reading your most recent article online, and I was hoping you might be able to advise me. I am creating a weight loss plan for myself, and I thought your 3 tips would be a great place for me to start. I read that eating a high protein breakfast is critical, can you please offer a few suggestions? I usually like to make two open faced egg sandwiches with 2 pieces of whole wheat toast, 2 eggs, and 3 slices of turkey bacon divided in between. Occasionally, I will add a tomato slice or a slice of avocado. Is this too heavy? Not enough protein?

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