We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Or at least we should. I think teachers have been pounding it into our heads since kindergarten. The most common excuse I hear is I don’t have time. Everything in this world seems to come down to two things…time and money. Figure out how to conquer those two things and you master life! Okay maybe that’s a little dramatic. LOL
For me breakfast is not negotiable. I wake up starving. Turns out this is a good thing. Did you know…skipping breakfast can actually cause you to gain weight? Most healthy, non-fad/trendy weight loss programs actually recommend eating smaller meals all day long. This constantly fuels your body and keeps your metabolism running. When you skip meals your body isn’t sure when it will eat next so it stores fat instead of burning it.*
So what do we do about the whole time issue? Grab and go! My problem with most grab and go products is sodium. I found most (not) all frozen foods don’t work for me. When I ate “healthy” frozen meals for lunch every day trying to loose weight I stayed fat. I’ve come to realize it’s the sodium and other additives in the frozen foods. So the solution? Food prep!
I make a month and a half to two months of waffles and pancakes at a time. It’s super easy and takes me about 2.5 to 3 hours. I put different kinds of fruit in the batter so I don’t get tired of them. I use a waffle iron that makes thick waffles so I can heat them in the microwave at work without them being soggy. So grab them out of the freezer, run out the door in the morning and pop them in the microwave at work and my morning is complete!
I use a gluten free mix because your body processes the flour better than white flour and I add turkey or chicken sausage to go with it. I ate this for breakfast almost everyday when I lost all that weight last time and it worked great. Watch for my next post. I will share the brand of waffle/pancake mix I love, how I make it and where to find it. Also coming up, flour and why limiting white flour is important for weight loss.
*I know some people do intermittent fasting. You have to train your body to respond to that. Your body will not naturally respond to that.
Update: find the Grab N Go Breakfast details here.