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Recharge Your Breakfast. Choosing healthy options to boost your metabolism. Fact or Fiction. It is okay to skip breakfast because it is not an important meal. Fiction Breakfast is equally as important as lunch and dinner . Eating breakfast will make you tired during the day. Fiction
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Recharge Your Breakfast Choosing healthy options to boost your metabolism
Fact or Fiction • It is okay to skip breakfast because it is not an important meal. • Fiction • Breakfast is equally as important as lunch and dinner. • Eating breakfast will make you tired during the day. • Fiction • Breakfast provides energy needed to start the day off right
Fact or Fiction • People that eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight. • Fact • People that eat breakfast are more likely to make healthier food decisions later in the day. • Fact
Why do People Skip Breakfast? • Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, yet many people skip breakfast. • What are some reasons people don’t eat breakfast? • Not feeling like preparing anything in the morning • Lack of Time • Late for work • Being on a diet • Not hungry in the morning
Overcoming Excuses • What are some ways you can make breakfast part of your day? • Go to bed and wake up a few minutes earlier. • Prepare meals ahead of time and freeze them. • Keep fresh fruit on hand to grab and go. • Make a yogurt parfait with fruit and yogurt to take with you. • Make a smoothie • Choose quick options like whole wheat: toast, English muffins, waffles, etc.
Breakfast is Important! • Breakfast is the first meal of the day. • Break the fast • You’re sleeping for about 6-8 hours, breakfast “breaks the fast” and recharges your metabolism. • Gives you energy and helps you stay alert all day. • Stay fuller later in the day. • Helps you make healthier choices throughout the day. • People that eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight.
Choose a Healthy Breakfast • Get charged! • Don’t start your day with foods that will slow you down like high-sugar, fat, or salty foods. • Start the day with healthy foods to charge you up! • Can you think of healthy choices for breakfast? • Oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, low sugar whole grain cereal, whole grain toast with peanut butter, eggs, whole wheat waffles, breakfast burritos, etc.
Start with Healthy Drinks • Fluids are important to keep us hydrated and breakfast is a great place to start. • Limit sugary drinks, or high-sugar coffee drinks. • Make smarter choices by choosing low fat milk products, 100% juice, coffee without sugar, or water.
Make a Healthy Breakfast • In groups, look over the breakfast given to you and create healthier version of that meal.
Create Healthier Breakfasts • Breakfast 1: • Bowl of Fruit Loops with ½ cup 2% milk • Blueberry muffin • Glass of orange flavored drink • Healthier ideas: • 1 cup whole grain cereal or oatmeal with 1/2 cup skim milk and topped with fruit, 1 cup 100% orange juice. • Breakfast 2: • Chocolate chip pancakes with syrup • Hash browns • Kool-Aid • Orange slices • Healthier ideas: • Whole wheat chocolate chip pancakes with 1-2 Tbs syrup, 100% fruit juice, and orange slices.
Breakfast 3 • Coffee cake • Eggs • Latte • Healthier ideas: • Whole wheat blueberry muffin, 2 scrambled eggs, and coffee with skim milk. • Breakfast 4 • Biscuits and gravy • Hash browns • Whole milk • Healthier ideas: • Whole wheat English muffin with 1-2 Tbs fruit spread, low-fat turkey sausage, and 8oz skim milk.
Breakfast 5: • Ham and cheese omelet • Potatoes • Sausage • Apple juice • Healthier ideas: • Omelet with cheese, spinach, and peppers, 2 turkey sausage links. • Breakfast 6: • Strawberry Pastry • Fruit slices • Coffee • Healthier ideas: • Slice of whole wheat toast with 1 Tbs light cream cheese and 2 tsp strawberry jam, fruit slices, and coffee with skim milk.