Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Would you starve your children?

Would you starve your children? Would you let them leave the house without eating anything? For the mothers who adore their babies, they would never let their babies leave the house with empty bellies or something to eat on the way to day care or school. So, why do we leave the house without eating? Be honest, do you eat breakfast? No, no . . I don’t mean once you get to work, I mean within an hour of getting out of bed, do you have your first meal? No? Nothing? Not even a piece of fruit, a cup of water or juice, NOTHING?!?!?! If you skip breakfast, you are hurting your chances of having that killer metabolism we all want. “Oh, I just can’t eat that early!” Okay, let’s consider your food timeline.
What time was the last meal you ate yesterday? Count the hours to your first meal of the day.
If the last time you ate was oh, let’s say 8:00 pm. You went to sleep, slept good too, woke up to get yourself ready for work. Most of us leave the house about 7:30 so think about this, if you haven’t eaten yet, by the time you get to work, it’s already been 12 hours since you ate! Are you trying to starve yourself??!?! If you wait until 10 or even worse, lunch at 12, you are now evil, hungry, slow and unproductive. Now, let’s go back to my first question: Would you starve your children? If your answer is no (which I really hope it is), then let’s not forget to take care of ourselves and eat some breakfast.
Uh huh, that’s a long time isn’t it if you don’t eat breakfast. Even if you wait till you buy something at work, the stress of the commute has probably made you more irritable and stressed and you don’t even have anything in your stomach to combat that but the sound of growling!!!
According to Mayo Clinic Nutritionist, Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D., “Eating breakfast reduces your hunger later in the day, making it easier to avoid overeating.”

You know you go looking for the biggest donut to fill that hole in your stomach . . . yes YOU!! Okay, maybe that was me, sorry. But I don’t want my people passing out at work, trying to stay awake in the 9 o’clock meeting but fading fast, head ‘bout to hit the desk because you don’t have any food in your system. Food has calories; calories = energy. That’s energy to tell these people, “This meeting has gone on long enough and nothing has been accomplished.” Ooops, there I go again, inside voice jumping outside.
When you eat breakfast, you tell your body, your metabolism, “Hey everybody, we’re making moves, get ready to conquer the world!” Your body knows to burn the calories, use it for brain power, muscle strength, burn the fat. Oh, what should you eat? This is my favorite part. Eat a whole meal; none of that a little yogurt, a piece of fruit or toast mess. Eat some real food. Cook some eggs and bacon for a good protein fix. I often have salmon and vegetables in the morning; yes, I’m for real. It gives me the Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D that doctors say we need to help combat a number of health issues.

So, I’m begging you, don’t starve your “child” in the morning and send them off into the world with nothing to fight with.

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