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Monday, October 22, 2012


I have mentioned before that I have a goal of snowshoeing this winter.  Well yesterday I was looking at some snowshoes to buy :-)  visualization with action... lol ... and today I am doing my walking, which is doing very good.     Also today I am making the protein bars that everyone has been enjoying....mmmmm.   plus getting my food prepared for the week.   I ate my breakfast this morning within an hour of waking up...I actually get a bit nauseous eating in the morning but I am having good results from it energy and weight wise, so I am thinking it will pass and it's just my body readjusting.

Well off to clean my fridge and make food....what an exciting day...I can hardly contain myself...NOT :-)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Breakfast is the Key!

Last week at the advised of Rosalie I started eating a real breakfast (fiber and protein/veggies).   I have often missed or ate it later mid-morning or drank it as I ran out the door but I made a point of eating within an hour of waking as I was told :-)  .  Then in our local news this week they have a regular piece done by a local doctor also mentioning that they have scientific proof that breakfast is the most important meal of the day...below is a article with some links if you are interested. 

We've always been big fans of the morning meal - especially when it looks like this. But now we have     proof that breakfast really is worth waking up for as neuroscientists have discovered that skipping breakfast means your brain is primed to look for unhealthier, higher-calorie foods later in the day.

In an article in the Guardian, Tony Goldstone, of the MRC Clinical Science Centre at Imperial College London, talks about his findings after he scanned the brains of people who skipped meals. He also discovered that people who miss the first meal of the day eat more at lunch time. "Not surprisingly, when they are fasted they are hungry and they rate the high-calorie foods as more appealing than when they are fed," said Goldstone. "For low-calorie foods, the effect is not as marked. When they come out of the scanner, they are given lunch and they eat more when they haven't had breakfast."

We don't want to say we told you so but..."

I found it wonderful how I was getting these messages coming from all directions :-)  Did I get the message?  Yes!   and this week I reported my weight went down!  It hadn't moved lower for 6 weeks it did go up 2-3lbs depending on the day but now it's down to a new low!!   I did notice my food choices were different at lunch, all good and healthy.   I also made sure I added some green veggies to breakfast and lunch.   Dinner is still a challenge but I am eating  food all day so it feels okay I  make up some protein then when I get home I just have to do something with veggies and heat the protein.   Sometimes if I am not very hungry at dinner I just have a bit of protein and that's it.   The message for this week is eat your breakfast!! get your metabolism started first thing.   "Break The Fast" and things will work better.....that's what I have posted on my fridge to remind me.  This is a big thing for me to change I started as a teen not eating breakfast so I have to reprogram to make the positive change for myself.

Oh and PS
I am on my days off I ate my breakfast by 9:00 a.m. (see I listened Rosalie :)  another big accomplishment for me...I have been a big offender of not eating until 11a.m. or 2 in the afternoon on chore days or days off ....so big YEAH!  and it shows ;-)