HOW THIN PEOPLE EAT
When researchers looked at the eating patterns, habits, and trends of thin people they noticed they don’t eat at breakfast, lunch, and dinner as a time of day to eat. Meaning, they don’t eat at breakfast right when they get up because it’s morning and that means it’s “breakfast-time”. Instead what they found is most all thin people eat when they feel hungry, and it doesn’t matter the time of day it is. They eat instinctively.
The also found thin people tend not to munch or graze all day long. They eat, on average, twice a day. One meal is a late morning or early afternoon while the second meal is in the evening. They eat until they are feeling satisfied and then stop. When we eat the right types of foods we don’t have to worry about overeating. Our bodies will know when to stop, and because we are eating the right foods, gaining weight is not a concern.
Here’s 3 Must Eat Morning Foods
Do you love your breakfast?
Do you have a short list of “go-to” foods?
Do you need a bit of inspiration to start eating clean again?
It’s easy to do if you know what to grab!
Don’t stress about it and don’t over-complicate.
Breakfast Food #1: Fruits
Yes, fruits are the “quintessential” breakfast food. And for good reason!
Fruits are mostly phytonutrients and fiber, but they also have bioavailable protein which make them a real nutritional powerhouses. The darker they are means they contain essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and some even have healthy fats.
Fruit, because of the amount of fiber in it, has been shown to help you feel full, keep you feeling fuller longer, and help to stabilize blood sugar and insulin.
Eating the whole fruit, rather than blending or juicing, means the fiber binds with the sugars and slows the rate of sugar absorption.
Not to mention how easy it is to just have a “grab and go” breakfast when you're running short on time.
Breakfast Food #2: Nuts and/or Seeds
Nuts and seeds contain protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Nuts and/or seeds would make a great contribution to breakfast.
You won't be fooled by “candied” nuts, sweetened nut/seed butters, or chia “cereals” with added sugars – you know I'm talking about the real, whole, unsweetened food here.
Nuts and seeds are also the ultimate fast food if you're running late in the mornings. Grab a small handful of almonds, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds as you're running out the door; you can nosh on them while you're commuting.
Not to mention how easy it is to add a spoonful of nut/seed butter into your morning breakfast smoothie.
Hint: If you like a creamy latte in the mornings try making one with nut or seed butter. Just add your regular hot tea and a tablespoon or two of a creamy nut or seed butter into your blender & blend until frothy.
Breakfast Food #3: Veggies
Yes, you can have your veggies for breakfast too!
Veggies are powerhouses of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals, fiber, and water. You can't go wrong adding them into every single meal of the day so if you don't already you should definitely try them for breakfast!
And no, you don't need to have a salad or roasted veggies for breakfast if you don't want to but you totally can! You wouldn't be breaking any “official” breakfast rules or anything like that.
Sauteing or heating some protein to leftover veggies is a great combination for any meal, even for breakfast.
POWER PACKED SMOOTHIES!
You can also make a smoothie with all 3 best breakfast foods. I've included 3 Amazing Smoothie recipes for you below.
These 3 smoothies are super charged and packed with flavor and nutrients to make your day better than ever! Give all 3 a shot!
1) 1 cup of Spinach, 1 Banana, 1 Pear, 1 Mango, 2 cups water
2) 1 cup frozen Strawberries, 1 Banana, 1 Mango, 2 cups water, 2 leaves Rainbow Chard
3) 1 large handful of Spinach, 1 Banana, 1 cup frozen Strawberries, 1 Peach, 1 Orange, small piece of Ginger, 2 cups water