One of the most over-used phrases in the world of nutrition is probably: “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. Yet, if you’re like me, it’s probably your least nutritious meal – am I right? If you’re not sure, answer me this… Does your breakfast include 2-3 serves of vegetables? A good dose of protein and good fat?
Most probably, no.
But here’s the thing, if you start your day with nutritionally sparse carbs (think cereal and toast), especially sugary ones, then your trajectory for the rest of the day will veer towards carby and sugary foods. Start your day with vegetables, protein and good fat and you’ll be full up until lunch and less likely to crave the sweet stuff.
Or so I’ve read in the new I Quit Sugar Healthy Breakfast Cookbook. I am going to review it and here is my plan… I shall be eating a different breakfast from the book each day for twelve days. I will be diverting from my usual weetabix/porridge/boiled egg staples to enjoy a wide range of mostly savoury breakfasts. Will I enjoy the food? Are the recipes doable or just adding yet another heck of a lot of cooking to my life? Will I feel any different?
Just to whet your appetite, on one day I will be eating porridge cooked with chicken stock and instead of a nice helping of fruit on top there will be bacon and eggs. Bizarre I know, but I actually can’t wait for that one.
So stay tuned, I will be doing daily photo updates…
What do you have for breakfast? Please leave a comment!
If you would like to purchase the book please click the link below, it will take you to the Australian site but you can still download the ebook and pay via paypal.