Stop the Excuses
Good Evening Fit Diva
I almost didn’t finish writing this blog, because I thought to myself… This info is everywhere!!!!! BUT….One of my pet peeves when it comes to food and nutrition (ok, i may have a lot, haha) is I still often hear when I ask a new client or even in conversation, What did you have for breakfast? The response… ”I didn’t eat breakfast” WHAT?!?!?!?!? HOW? WHY? It’s one of those ancient topics I can remember seeing when I was a kid looking at my Mom’s health magazine back in the day….Prevention! ha ha! Who remembers that? Anyway, it’s not a myth!
The top 2 excuses I get: I’m not hungry in the morning and more frequently, I just don’t have time. No time? You make time to brush your hair, do makeup, get dressed…you see my point??
It’s more along the lines, you need to MAKE time and MAKE it a habit!
Your Momma was right: Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Not only does it give you energy to start a new day, but breakfast is linked to many health benefits. Jump starting your day with food also jump starts your fat burning metabolism & brain. If you truly are not hungry in the morning..that’s a sign your body’s metabolism is running lower than it should and you need to change that my fit diva.
If time is truly your issue…there are SO many ways to change that excuse. Wake up 15 minutes earlier, I promise it’s really not that hard if you truly want to live a healthy, fit feel great about yourself life. Also, if you don’t want to wake up earlier, there are So many other make ahead options you just need to get into the habit.
Bottom line…how bad do you want it?
Quick & Easy Breakfast Ideas
So, if you have decided to actually wake up 10-15 minutes earlier;), here are a few of my favorite breakfast combos that have Protein, Good Fat & Carb. I promise, once you start eating breakfast everyday, you will realize how easy it is to form a new habit. You will also feel the difference! Both mentally & physically and that amazing feeling should make you want to continue this healthy diva habit
- Scrambled eggs with your favorite veggie and spices 1 whole + 2-3 whites, piece of toast or english muffin or 1 cup of fruit. Flavor eggs with hot sauce!
- Avocado toast + 2-3 scrambled egg whites. Toast 1-2 pieces, cut an avocado in half. Mash half up and spread on toast with sea salt, pepper, and other spice you like!
- B.T.A.T Bacon (turkey no nitrate), Tomato, Avocado, Toast: Microwave bacon while you toast your bread or english muffin, mash ½ avocado and spread on toast. Slice a few tomato slices. Layer bacon and tomato on top of avocado. Sea salt, pepper! YUM
- Hot Quick Oats, protein powder and berries: Microwave quick oats with water. Remove and stir to mix up. Add vanilla protein powder, cinnamon and berries and mix well. Option: instead of berries, slice ½ banana and stir in tsp of peanut or almond butter
- Low fat Greek plain yogurt, berries and low sugar granola
- Shake: be sure to include a protein powder, fruit or oats for carb and some good fat, nut butter or avocado or seeds so it keeps you full
**Keep in mind, the portion amount is different for everyone. Depends on YOUR goals YOUR lifestyle and needs** That is why one “diet” doesn’t work for Every Fit Diva
Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas
I have 2 favorites and there is honestly ZERO, I mean ZERO excuse not to have breakfast with these 2 first options AND….they are seriously so Diva-lish.
Overnight Oats & Egg Cups
1. Overnight Oats
I SO love my eggs, toast, turkey bacon breakfasts every morning, however I make this healthy tastes like dessert oat mix for a mid morning snack too! Or, whenever I need to be out of the house early for a client or appointment, I plan ahead with oatmeal in a jar. It’s so easy to put together the night before (again, create habits) and all you have to do is take it out of the fridge in the morning and spoon your way through! Plus, they’re totally customizable so you can put in your favorite breakfast ingredient. There are SO many combos out there on pinterest but this one is my FAV and you can see how easy it is to make!
The added FIT DIVA Twist….Most overnight oat recipes do not contain enough protein, SO I added some vanilla whey and did a little less oats. OMG!!!! Turned out AMAZING
Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats recipe with protein! – the best way to eat oatmeal! Layer oats, protein powder with banana, peanut butter, flax seeds, touch of honey in a jar, add milk and set in the fridge for the night. In the morning, grab and go or pour into a bowl and enjoy!
1/3 cup rolled oats old-fashioned
1/2 scoop vanilla (I used Isagenix) all natural
1/3 – 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 banana sliced
1 tsp honey
1 Tablespoon creamy or crunchy peanut butter
Layer all ingredients in a mason jar, starting with the oats.
Add milk last.
Place lid on jar and shake well to combine the ingredients.
Place jar in fridge for overnight.
Enjoy in the morning! Its like waking up to a yummy surprise!!!!!
If you choose to not add protein powder then Add 1-2 boiled egg whites on the side for your protein.
Again…you can prepare these the night before and make 4-5 for all week.
- Crustless Egg muffin cups
Who’s ready to feel better, look better and just have fun creating new healthy fit diva food combos or recipes? As I always say….feed your fit diva body the way it should and I PROMISE you will live a healthier and sexier life, but most Importantly.. LIVE HAPPIER.
Let me know if you try any of the new recipes! I love love to get feedback
Ciao Ciao Bella Fit Diva