Back when I was trying to loss weight (more than a decade ago -- crazy!) I thought the key to losing weight was A) going to the gym B) avoiding carbs AT ALL COSTS and C) eating as little food as humanly possible …
At the time, I didn’t know the human body was designed to store fat in times of famine and I had NO idea that by cutting back to 1000 calories, I was actually slowing down my metabolism and making it even harder for me to lose weight.
It wasn’t until I started reading books on nutrition, biochemistry, and human anatomy that I started to figure things out. I decided that instead of waiting until I was starving to eat (and then eating WAY too much food in the evenings), I would shift my focus to eating more during the day so I wouldn’t feel so hungry and tempted to “cheat” in the evenings.
And guess what?
Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Seriously! If you can make eating a healthy breakfast a regular habit and part of your daily routine you'll be one step closer to reaching your weight loss goals.
Here are 10 EASY breakfast meals that are loaded with nutrients to keep your weight loss goals on track.
2. Green Smoothie
Add spinach or kale to a morning smoothie for extra fibre. Blend 1-2 handfuls of spinach/kale with your favourite fruit and liquid of choice. Here is my favourite green smoothie recipe:
• 1 cup cold water
• 1 scoops of Vanilla Vegan Protein Powder
• 1/2 a Banana
• 1/3 cup of Strawberries
• 1 cup of Spinach
• 1 tbsp of chia seeds
Eat raw vegetables with dip (try broccoli, cucumber, carrots, peppers and cherry tomatoes). Or try roasted Brussel sprouts and asparagus—cook them up the night before and eat them cold (they're just as good). Pair your veggies with a boiled egg and some nuts and you’ll be feeling super energized come lunch time.
My mission in life is to share my simple philosophy for better health and greater happiness.
Eat to Live. Live to Love.
Food is the gift that nourishes our mind and body. Love it the gift that nourishes our soul.
Together, they equal the recipe that will take your mind, body and spirit to the next level.
I hope you will join me on a transformational path that will reunite you with your best self.
To Health and Happiness,
Carmen Lisa, xo