Archives For Breakfast

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I believe that the key to a successful fat loss plan is consistency, particularly with the food you eat. If your food doesn’t taste good, chances are you’ll crave the other options that could sabotage your efforts. Fat loss is a marathon. It doesn’t happen overnight. You need to find a system that works for you personally, and it has to be something you can do over a period of time.

The goal is to create a lifestyle change that is not temporary, but permanent. When you read a diet book that promises change but under extreme circumstances, you need to ask yourself whether or not you can do it long term. If not, you need to find something else.

Most of your fat loss is going to happen outside of the gym. I would be so bold as to say that the majority of it is going to happen in the kitchen. Finding foods that are healthy and delicious is how you are going to execute this plan of yours successfully until your reach your goal, or better yet, eat healthy forever.

One of my go-to healthy and delicious meals is oatmeal. When many people think of oatmeal their first thought is “boring.” That is why you need to spice it up a bit. Here’s my recipe to turn oatmeal from a boring meal into something you’ll want to eat every day.

½ cups oats

1 ½ cups of water

5 medium strawberries, sliced

1 tsp. cinnamon

10 almonds

Pour the oats and water into a pot and bring to a boil. Once it’s boiling reduce heat to low and stir occasionally for 5 minutes. While this is happening slice your strawberries. Once the oats are ready pour them into a bowl, sprinkle your cinnamon on top, and add the strawberries and almonds. It’s really that easy.

You can honestly replace the strawberries for any berry, and the almonds for another nut. It’s up to you. Like I said, success is going to happen when you find a plan that works for you. The most anyone can do is make suggestions, and educate you on the foundation of building a food plan that is meant for fat loss.

Let me know what you think of this recipe if you try it, or what changes you make to better suit you.

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As I write this post I am devouring a delicious breakfast that holds a special place close to my heart; my usual morning scramble.

For those of you who don’t know me personally, primarily, I’m sorry. But secondly, you really need to know that I love egg scrambles. How much, you ask? Well if I were a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (Donatello preferably), egg scrambles would be my pizza to put it in perspective. So yes, I like them quite a bit.

“But Shaaane, what the heck is an egg scramble?”

Scrambled egg is your typical version of this dish; eggs beaten in a frying pan to a desired fluffiness. A So Healthy Scramble is way beyond that though. It’s an art that requires some creativity.

The whole point of a So Healthy Scramble is to get as much healthy variety in your scramble as possible. Plain eggs are boring. Why not add a ton of scrumptious veggie crunch? My usual ingredient list includes tomatoes (because I have an addiction), bell peppers, spinach, and onion. However the possibilities are endless.

For instance, my scramble this morning consisted of two eggs, a whole tomato, red pepper, onion, spinach, chicken, and pesto (I freaking love pesto FYI). And yes, I try to eat a mix like this every day for breakfast. Personally it’s a great way to kick-start my routine.

“But Shaaane, eating too many eggs is bad for you, isn’t it?”

To be honest eating too much of anything is bad for you. That’s why I like to mix it up. Sometimes I’ll toss in broccoli instead of spinach or even asparagus instead of bell peppers.

The whole “eggs are bad for you” phase is coming to an end. Research has proven against the whole notion. I wrote an article about it a while ago. If that’s not enough for you, check out anything by Adam Bornstein. He loves eggs as much as I do, maybe even more! The guy even did an Eggsperiment where he ate eggs everyday and monitored his health to support his belief. Talk about dedication.

I also don’t go overboard with my eggs. Two are plenty to provide a nice base for the scramble, and I rarely eat any at other times of the day.

One of the other great things about this breakfast idea is that it totally supports my gluten intolerance. I used to thrive on whole grains for breakfast. English muffins, oatmeal, and high-fiber cereal used to be my bread and butter. After discovering I was gluten intolerant I struggled with breakfast ideas. The So Healthy Scramble really helps provide a gluten free breakfast.

“But Shaaane, doesn’t this take so long to make? I only have 15 minutes in the morning!”

That’s another beautiful thing. You can prepare everything ahead of time. Pre-cut all of your veggies and store them containers so that when it comes time to cook you oil a pan and then toss whatever veggies you want right in. Mix it up for a couple of minutes and voila, you are done.

The So Healthy Scramble is great for those looking to lose weight, maintain weight, or even put on muscle. It all really depends on what you put in it. Regardless though, you’re getting a great amount of protein and fat to help keep you full and satisfied. The vegetable provide just enough carbohydrates to get you through your morning feeling energized.

The opportunities are truly endless.

What do you like to put in YOUR egg scrambles?

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