Post 42: Healthy Breakfast Ideas

This is an article from Shar Ray of Dahn Yoga. I love it when other fitness professionals ask to guest blog. Blogs ought to be an exchange of ideas and viewpoints, especially fitness sites. There are so many ways to go about getting in shape, I like hearing other opinions. So feel free to submit articles but make sure they are good. Please make sure they are good and not just blatant advertising. Submit a crappy thinly veiled infomercial and I will make a sour face and hit the delete button. Put some thought and creativity into it and see it posted on the mighty M Factor Fitness blog site.

I have always been interested in Yoga and meditation. My post-workout stretching routine is basically 5 minutes of is nice to see that they feel the same way I do about breakfast. 
1. Eat breakfast.
2. Eat a balance of proteins, carbs and fats.
3. Feel good.

So for any of you that think it is ok to skip breakfast, it isn’t. Don’t do it.

Thanks to Shar for the article.

An energizing breakfast can prepare the body for the day’s activities 
Skipping breakfast is something many people do because they are too busy to squeeze proper nutrition in during the morning hours. However, it’s worth waking up a few minutes earlier in order to get a balanced meal in, as breakfast is known to promote healthy weight and give you the energy you need to have a productive day.
But there’s no need to heat up the waffle iron or make omelets for the whole family. There are plenty of quick, easy, nutritious ways to ensure that you get the most important meal of the day.
One thing you should keep in mind is that a balanced meal consists of equal parts protein, carbohydrates and fat. Those last two components may send off triggers in your head, as they’re often villainized as being the causes of excess body fat. However, your body needs fats and carbs in order to function, just be sure to choose healthy sources of these nutrients.
For example, whole grains are packed with fiber and vitamins, making them a great source of carbohydrates. The same goes for fruit, which some don’t often think of as containing carbohydrates – but they do! Vegetables like potatoes, yams and steamed broccoli are also healthy sources of energy.
As for fats, think about nuts, eggs, olive oil and fish, all of which have been shown to be good for the heart, not to mention loaded with vitamins and other nutrients.
Considering this simple rule of nutritional balance, it should be easy to come up with quick breakfast solutions. Below is a list of meals that can be eaten at home, on-the-go or at the office.
• One slice of whole wheat toast with nut butter; one apple
• One hard-boiled egg; one small orange; whole wheat English muffin
• A cup of equal parts nuts and dried fruit; one glass of milk
• One cup of yogurt; one slice of whole wheat toast with peanut butter
• An egg cooked in olive oil on one slice of whole wheat toast
• Slice of smoked salmon on a bagel with reduced fat cream cheese
• Scrambled eggs with one cup of steamed broccoli
You and your family may even have fun coming up with new and exciting breakfast ideas!
DahnYoga is one of the largest yoga and tai chi companies in the world with its own unique style and brand of yoga.  DahnYoga is rooted in the rich history of an ancient Asian mind-body practice, Sun Do, and in the wisdom of the Chun Bu Kyung.

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