Presentation on theme: "It Does a Body…and Mind Good"— Presentation transcript:
1It Does a Body…and Mind Good BreakfastIt Does a Body…and Mind Good
2Why Eat Breakfast? Eating breakfast is linked to: Better weight controlOverall more nutritious dietBetter strength and enduranceBetter concentrationImproved blood lipid levels (Cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, HDL)According to the National Weight Control Registry, which follows and studies successful weight losers (those who have lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off at least one year), some 80% of the people in the Registry regularly eat breakfast (and also follow a calorie-controlled, low-fat diet).
3Break the Fast Your body is in a fasting state during sleep Glucose, the main source of energy for the brain, needs to be replenishedBreakfast is a wake up call for your body
4Good for the young…and not so young Kids who eat breakfast perform better in schoolWhy wouldn’t the same hold true for adults?Kids are more likely to eat breakfast if the adults around them eat breakfast. You can be a healthy role model.Breakfast isbrain power!
5The Skinny on Breakfast Adults who eat breakfast are:Less likely to be obeseRisk of obesity is 50% greater in breakfast-skippersLess likely to over-eat the rest of the day
6What Makes a Healthy Breakfast? Two main components:Carbohydrates: whole grains and fruitProvide energy and brain powerGood fiber sourceProtein: Lean meats, low fat dairy products, peanut butter, etc.Helps keep you feeling fuller longer
7What Makes a Healthy Breakfast? “Strive for 5” Try to include at least 5 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber in your breakfast to help you feel satisfied.
8Beat the Clock Breakfasts Fruit and Nut OatmealAdd dried cranberries and almonds to instant oatmeal and microwave for 60 seconds. (You can even mix together the night before and put in a ziplock bag)Shake it Up, Baby! An On-The-Go bBeakfastWhip low-fat milk, frozen strawberries, and a banana in the blender for 30 seconds. A good accompaniment to a whole grain bagel. (Can be made ahead of time and frozen in ice trays. Allow to thaw on the way to work.)
9Beat the Clock Breakfasts Banana Dogs (great for kids andkids at heart)Spread peanut butter on a whole wheat hot dog bun; add in a banana, and sprinkle with raisins or other fruit
10Beat the Clock Breakfasts Breakfast TacoSprinkle low fat shredded cheese over a corn tortilla; fold in half, and microwave for 20 seconds. Great topped with salsa.You can also do these ahead of time and add other ingredients such as eggs, cooked onions, peppers, etc. Eat as taco or fold up into a burrito. Can be frozen
11Beat the Clock Breakfasts P B & A SandwichSpread peanut butter on wholewheat bread and top with appleslicesFruity Breakfast WrapSpread lowfat cream cheese on a whole wheat tortilla. Add chunks of fresh or canned fruit (in juice, not syrup). Roll up and enjoy. Wash it down with low fat milk to add some protein.
12Beat the Clock Breakfasts Breakfast PizzaTop whole grain bread with ricotta cheese and sliced tomato on top. Sprinkle on some oregano and pepper to taste. (Really yummy after broiling for 5 minutes)
13Other Quick Breakfast Ideas Bran muffin and yogurt topped with berriesLeftover cheese pizza and a fruit or small cup juiceLean ham, lowfat cheese, and pineapple ring on toasted English muffinHard cooked egg sliced into a whole grain pitaCan cook the egg ahead of time
14Other Quick Breakfast Ideas String cheese, an apple, and handful of walnutsYogurt parfait with fruit and low fat granolaLoaded toastSlice whole wheat toast with lean ham or Canadian bacon and slice low fat cheese on top. Pair with fruit or add veggies for extra fiberFiber One bar, banana, and cup of low fat milk or yogurtLast night’s leftovers
15Tips on Making Time for Breakfast Do some prep ahead of timeGet out the cereal bowls and spoons the night beforeMake your breakfast sandwich or wrap the night before or even earlier and freeze it.Portion out some dried fruit and low fat granola in baggies to keep on hand. Grab one along with a cup of yogurt in the morning and take with you to combine at work.The number one reason people don’t eat breakfast is lack of time
16Tips on Making Time for Breakfast Make a breakfast menu on the weekendMakes breakfast a no-brainer. No time wasted trying to figure out what to eat.Can help save money by using what you have on hand.
17Tips on Making Time for Breakfast Avoid surrendering to the snooze buttonInstead of sleeping in an extra 10 minutes, get up on time or even 5 minutes earlierThe energy you get from eating breakfast will far outweigh that few additional minutes of sleep
18Tips on Making Time for Breakfast Keep some foods available at work for the REALLY crazy morningsPeanut butter and whole wheat crackersCereal barsFruit cupsYogurt
19Still not convinced? Interesting Breakfast Research According to a 16 year study of nearly 27,000 participants by Harvard University, men who skip breakfast have a 27 percent higher risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart diseaseAccording to a University of Colorado study, overweight women who skip breakfast are prone to impaired metabolic responses (unhealthy spikes in insulin and glucose levels) after eating lunch.
20Still not convinced? Interesting Breakfast Research A study from Tel Aviv University found that dieters who ate a bigger breakfast and a modest dinner lost 240% more weight than others in the study who had a big dinner and a modest breakfast.
21Still not convinced? Interesting Breakfast Research A study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found that people who eat breakfast everyday are 34% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who do not eat breakfast. They are also 43% less likely to become obese and 40% less likely to develop fat around the belly.
22Still not convinced? Interesting Breakfast Research A study presented at the Learning Connection Summit demonstrated that brain scans of children who eat breakfast show more activity than scans of children who skip breakfast