How to Become a Breakfast Champion

Angela Jenkins

| 2 min read

Eggs on toast
I know you’ve heard it before, but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.
Think about it: our bodies don’t get any fuel for about 5-8 hours during our sleep, so breakfast kick-starts our metabolism.

Brain Power

Breakfast provides mental energy and assists in increasing productivity.
People often say to me, ‘I don’t like to eat first thing in the morning.’ Most people like to start with caffeine, which is fine, but make sure to eat two to three hours after waking up.

Breakfast Made Easy

Here is a great turkey sausage patty recipe (below). These can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Heat them up in the microwave and you’ll be sure to start your day off on the right foot.
For a well rounded breakfast, you can add or combine any two of the following with one turkey sausage patty (average would be around 300 calories):
  • One egg
  • One whole wheat piece of toast (try to aim for a minimum of 3 grams of fiber per slice) lightly buttered or with a tsp. of jelly
  • One English muffin
  • One cup of fruit
  • One tortilla with veggies
  • 1 cup of skim milk
  • 8 ounces of juice
I challenge you to be a breakfast champion and eat breakfast within two to three hours of waking for one week. Let me know how this works for you.
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