It’s true, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In fact, eating breakfast instead of skipping it can actually help you lose weight. Why?
Well, when you sleep for a full night, your body hasn’t had any calories in 8 or 10 hours, so it’s like a car running on fumes. It needs fuel to get going. (That’s why it’s called breakfast as in, you are breaking a fast.)
If you eat when you wake up, it helps fire up your metablism, allowing your body to burn more energy. Eating breakfast helps you from getting too hungry and overeating later in the day.
If you’re not a breakfast fan, try some of these healthy breakfast ideas:
Fresh fruit with low-fat or non-fat yogurt
Unsweetened cereal or oatmeal with low fat or fat free milk
Salads can make a wonderfully healthy meal, but when the ingredients aren’t chosen wisely, they can also be deceptively fattening with rich creamy dressings and fatty toppings like bacon that pile on the calories. Learning how to navigate the salad bar options can take some time, but the reward is certainly delicious.
When you go to choose a salad, fill your bowl with healthy, low-fat ingredients. Here are some of our favorites: Continue reading →
Live Light participant Raquel Alen wrote a wonderful article for her school newsletter. We were so impressed by how eloquently she spoke about weight and health. We just had to share it.
Part of being healthy is getting to and staying at a healthy weight. I am not talking about being model skinny either! We’re simply talking about how you can get to a weight that reduces your risk for diseases, like diabetes, in the future. Continue reading →
Vegetables are nutritious, colorful, flavorful, and can be prepared in lots of ways. They are naturally low in calories, fat, and sodium, don’t contain cholesterol, and are good sources of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Continue reading →
Carbohydrates, are they good? Are they bad? Low carb? No carb? Eat your grains. The contradictions are endless. The truth is, your body needs carbohydrates for energy! You just need to make sure you get the right kinds everyday. Continue reading →
Protein is important for your body cells, hair and nails, for healing an injury, and building bones, muscles, skin, and blood. You need protein in your diet along with carbohydrates and fats, and vitamins and minerals. Getting enough protein from your food is not usually a problem. But getting protein from better sources is!
It’s all the things going on in your body that use up energy and cause you to burn calories quickly or slowly. When people say they have a “fast metabolism” that means they burn calories fast, and can lose weight fast.