Wednesday, February 26, 2014
This week for my 5% challenge we are challenged to eat a healthy breakfast everyday. My habits already included eating breakfast so I decided to spend the week really paying attention to my breakfast and how I feel later. I have read a lot of research about oatmeal being high in staying power and it has often been my go-to breakfast. I use old-fashion oats, 1T. ground flax, and 1 T. chia seeds. I usually cook my oatmeal with 1/2 cup of fruit (usually blueberries) and water. I top it with sweetener and slivered almonds if I have any. I love this breakfast but if I have been staying within my calorie range I find myself hungry within 2-3 hours. This morning I had 1 egg scrambled with 1/2 link of Johnsonville turkey sausage and a whole wheat sandwich thin. I am now going on 3.5 hours since breakfast with no serious hunger. Hmmm... I might have to start doing the eggs on a more regular basis.