If, like the majority of people, you say "well, the typical breakfast foods like toast, bagels, cereal, or yogurt", you are likely setting yourself up to ride the insulin roller coaster the rest of the day! Typical breakfast foods are high in simple carbs and sugar and low in protein, fat and fibre. They fill you up and get you out the door while elevating your blood sugar and insulin. By the time coffee break or lunch roll around your blood sugar has taken a dive and you are looking for more sugar and maybe caffeine to pump up your energy level again.
Breakfast is important and some would argue the most important meal of the day. It breaks our overnight fast and gets our metabolism moving. It is important that this meal, like all others includes complex carbohydrates (whole grains, fruits or vegetables), protein and good fat. What that looks like to you may be different than the next person, but all are important in getting off to a good start.
It is the combination of this trio that keeps our blood sugar in balance, our insulin levels from rising, makes us feel full longer and keeps our energy level constant.
What do you like to eat in the morning?