The Breakfast of Thin-pions: How You Start your Day matters
What are you eating for breakfast or your first meal of the day? If it’s cereal, fruits and/or carb heavy like pancakes or bagels and cream cheese, you are setting yourself up for an uphill battle. Consuming those types of foods has been proven to lead to a cycle of eating habits throughout the remainder of the day that inevitably accrues more calories than choosing different foods as your first meal. I’ve already mentioned that sugary/carby foods equals cravings for more sugary/carby foods and quite quickly as well, as you are not satiated for long after consuming them.
But, there is a breakfast food that I know from first hand experience, and it helps that there are studies to back me up, that keeps me full for hours upon hours (we are talking approximately 5 to 6 hours, with no cravings to speak of and that is the “EGG WHITE”.
Now, why the egg white and not the entire egg? I cannot stress enough the importance of kicking unnecessary calories out of your foods. Foods that you can barely detect/taste and that are not essential to the meal should be GONE. For example, I used to eat my egg white omelettes with two slices of spelt bread, vegan mayonnaise on each bread, tomatoes, a slice of avocado, salad and a high calorie dressing. This would add up to over 500 calories!
However, I noticed that when I would go out to restaurants for breakfast I would still immensely enjoy my egg white omelettes which would only be accompanied by a few slices of roasted potatoes, a light salad, and a cup of green tea, clocking in at around 200 calories or less. I would be feel equally satiated for a long period of time due to the high protein content of the egg whites and didn’t need the bread/mayo/etc for enjoy my meal.
Now, one of my methods of hunger training is to pare down my ingredients to 3 or 4 essentials and make up the taste with harmless spices/herbs. Eat this way for 3 weeks, which is the amount of time it takes to generally develop a habit, and you won’t even remember what you at first might think you are missing out on! In an emergency situation call our specialists! Also, for those who absolutely need to have a sandwich of some sort, opt for roasted mushroom caps instead of bread for your egg white sandwiches!