Getting Healthy, Starting With Breakfast

So you’ve decided to start getting healthy! For lack of any better place, why not begin with the idea of breakfast. What can you do to make your meal healthier? What can you do to make sure that your day gets started right, and that you can springboard forward from there to continue being healthy for the rest of the day?

There are several different ways to answer this question. You might want to start with a breakfast smoothie in the morning to get going. You need to make sure that you watch out for becoming addicted to coffee. There is a lot of evidence against the idea of skipping breakfast. And using shakes and meal replacements at breakfast will have pros and cons too, depending on your current level of fitness and health.

The Breakfast Smoothie

If you want to improve your breakfast smoothie to make it a healthier meal, there are all sorts of different ways you can approach it. You can add or subtract calories from a standard recipe. You can add or subtract fruit, vegetables, or different types of protein powder. You can adjust how much you blend the smoothie. You can decide to put certain things in after your smoothie is combined to increase the valuable fiber content. The more you try to work with trial and error, the better your ultimate results are going to be regarding health or your body.

Watching Out For Too Much Coffee

A lot of people think morning breakfast items should be synonymous with coffee. The trouble is, if you end up with a caffeine addiction, you might not be able to function during the morning without having your coffee fix. This can be a major drain on your ability to move about your day if you’re not in a place where highly caffeinated beverages are available.

Skipping Breakfast

Have you ever wondered if you should skip breakfast entirely? I mean, if you’re trying to lose weight, then this is deleting one-third of the calories that you would get during the day. The trouble is, when you skip breakfast, you’re putting your body in survival mode, and that slows down your metabolism, which in fact may make you gain weight with fewer calories.

Shakes and Meal Replacements

Some schools of thought suggest that you can swap breakfast out with a shake or a meal replacement. There are arguments for and against this. Ultimately, you want to use breakfast as a moderating force rather than some form of extremism in your diet, so be sure whatever replacement plan you’re on accounts for this. Any kind of diet that doesn’t suggest moderation across all of your calories and the entirety of your day is probably not going to be sustainable in the long run.