Confessions of a nighttime eater

January 14, 2016

  

I am not a morning person. At least, not until I’ve consumed a cup of coffee. Or two. Waking up is a slow process. My appetite doesn’t wake up until 11:00am or later. So, I confess: I don’t usually eat breakfast. I know, I know!! I’ve read all the articles and been lectured by nutritionists. It just doesn’t work for me.

The only time I ate breakfast with any regularity was when I was having great success with Weight Watchers. It wasn’t an extravagant meal, by any stretch. But I’d have oatmeal with fruit and yogurt. What I discovered was that I ate less and was satisfied more easily at lunch and dinner. AND – This is big – I wasn’t starving at night! Now, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that, if you eat less at night, you’ll be hungrier in the morning. But, regardless of the obvious, I slipped back into my former bad habit.

I suspect that I am not alone. So, I’m going public with my intent to change my evil ways. This is my current idea of breakfast (and that’s on a GOOD day):

  

So, I need some fast, easy healthy breakfast ideas. I searched Pinterest. Apparently, my idea of easy and their’s are not even close. I am not going to toast nuts in the oven or layer ingredients in cute Mason jars. Seriously, people? Get a life! 

But here’s something I have tried: Pour some Egg Beaters in a mug with a wedge of Laughing Cow light cheese and microwave it. Instant cheese omelette! Lots of protein, no fat. Put it on a whole grain English muffin with a thick slice of tomato and you’ve got a pretty balanced breakfast. Or add a piece of fruit. Easy peasy.

Research shows that breakfast, done right, has lots of benefits. For one thing, it kick starts our metabolism, which slows down during sleep. Who wouldn’t want that? And it keeps the Hungry Horrors at bay for the rest of the day because your blood sugar stays more constant. So, I’m starting a Breakfast Brigade – Who’s with me?

What do YOU eat for breakfast?

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