This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Jimmy Dean, however the opinions and feelings expressed here are my own.
I am a notoriously poor breakfast eater. Even as a child, I was never hungry in the morning when I got up, and then by the time I was hungry it was that awkward time between breakfast and lunch ("brunch" on a weekend) when you don't know what to eat, so you end up eating whatever is around, and that's not always the best choice.
It's not that I dislike breakfast, I'm just not ready to eat it when the rest of the world is ready, so sometimes I'll grab something small, but it ends up being something small like a cereal bar, or something lying around work like doughnuts. Both of those types of choices always leave me hungry later, and I end up eating more than I would have had I just had a decent breakfast to start with.
As an adult, it's still something I have to work on since I can't always stop in the middle of the work day and go get breakfast.
I'm not sure I'll ever be ready to eat when I wake up, but I'm working on eating something good for me at a more normal hour to start my day off right and keep my eating habits from getting way off schedule, and derailed with junk food. If I start the day off with junk, I tend to crave junk.
I've always read how important it is to have protein at breakfast, it keeps you feeling fuller, longer and it sets the tone for the rest of the day. I've finally decided to take it to heart, and you know what? It works. Who knew? I'm not as hungry and I make better food choices throughout the day.
I have a refrigerator in my office at work, and I've recently stocked it with some good breakfast foods to a. make myself eat them, and b. keep myself from going out and buying stuff. I need to eat healthier overall, and I'm trying to get geared up to make that commitment for the New Year.
Jimmy Dean's Sausage D-lights line is lower carbs and made with turkey sausage that's lower in fat and calories, as well. We've actually been buying the Canadian Bacon Honey Wheat Muffin. Busy Girl needs the protein for early morning volleyball games, and they're quick to microwave in a hotel room which is where we usually are. I've also started keeping them in my work fridge:
I'm getting better at the breakfast thing, and a commitment to eating meals on time and starting the day with some protein is going to be a great start for me to make other healthier changes in my life for the New Year.
If only protein could exercise for me.
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