Would you like to eat a delicious, nutritionally balanced breakfast that will sustain you until lunchtime? Do you find yourself running out of time in the mornings and skipping breakfast or reaching for a processed cereal or toast? Perhaps you just lack variety in your morning meal?
Today I’m super excited to release my very first ebook “Rise and Shine – A Well Nourished Breakfast.” When I began producing this ebook, I was repeatedly asked ‘why a breakfast book?’ My reasoning is that I always aim to help people find the very best health available to them, and breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day but sadly the most neglected.
In my many years consulting as a naturopath and assessing patients diets, the one meal where most people failed drastically, was breakfast. I found so many people searching for energy, vitality, productivity and better general health; spending large sums of money on supplements and searching for the ‘magic bullet,’ but also neglecting the one meal that could improve both their short and long-term health. In my professional opinion, eating a nutritionally balanced, unprocessed breakfast each and every day is THE very best place to start if you want to improve your overall health and wellbeing.
A wholesome, nourishing breakfast of nutrient dense foods is the best way to kick start your metabolism in the morning and stabilise your blood sugar levels. A healthy breakfast will provide you with sustained energy, clarity, focus and a stable mood throughout the day. If you have children, breakfast becomes increasingly important once they go to school. Especially if you have a child who’s lunchbox contents takes a back seat to schoolyard activity. If lunch is a battle and largely out of your control, the best you can do is make sure the bookends to school hours, that is breakfast and afternoon tea, are nourishing and sustaining.
Research has proven that adults and children who skip breakfast or have an inadequate breakfast are more likely to:
• make poor food choices throughout the day and in the long term generally. People who eat well at breakfast tend to have much more nutritious diets overall.
• be more prone to obesity and the diseases associated with being overweight. Eating a nourishing breakfast reduces snacking, improves eating habits and prevents weight gain.
• have a poor mental capacity and experience more fatigue generally. Eating a nourishing breakfast improves concentration, focus, rate of learning and overall energy levels.
What is a nutritious breakfast?
A breakfast consisting of complex carbohydrates, protein, and essential fats, constitutes a nourishing start to the day. Unfortunately, toast and Vegemite, a commercial breakfast cereal or boxed drink is quite simply inadequate, and sets you up for a disastrous day – think energy slumps, mood swings and poor concentration, along with cravings for sugar and refined carbohydrate. Have you ever noticed that the breakfast cereal companies change their cereals and labelling to reflect the latest dietary fad? Whilst they will lead you to believe that they are a nourishing start to the day, I’m yet to find one that actually is (in fact most are damaging your health).
Don’t have time?
I’ll argue ’til I’m blue in the face that you do. We are all given the same 24hours in a day and you’ll be a whole lot more productive and achieve much more if you’ve had a proper, unprocessed breakfast. Plus I’ve made it as quick and easy as possible with the recipes in my new ebook. Take a look at it HERE.
No excuses, this is the most important meal of the day and essential for a healthier, more productive life. Are you ready to rise and SHINE all day long?
Want to know more about my fabulous breakfast ebook? Then click here to see sample pages and more.