Breakfast stands for "breaking the fast". Most of us go at least 10-12 hours between dinner and breakfast. That's the longest we go without food in a given day so why is it the one meal that so many people skip?
While you may feel that your cup of coffee or bowl of cereal is the perfect breakfast on the go, it is actually slowing your body down. Our blood sugar is lowest after long periods without food so the first thing we need within 30 minutes of waking up is a protein enriched meal. Protein not only satisfies your hunger, it also helps your body to build more lean muscle while burning fat and calories much faster.
It is recommended to get 25-30 grams of protein to start your day. Many are lucky to get even a fraction of that. Getting adequate protein boosts your metabolism and helps to regulate your blood sugar so you don't end up falling asleep at your desk or craving that mid morning bag of chips.
If you're too busy to cook, then grab a protein shake! Just be sure to watch the su...
If you are breathing in air, you have some level of toxicity in your body. Unfortunately, we are surrounded by a constant flow of toxins in our food, water, air, house hold cleaners, cosmetics, even mother's breast milk has been shown to contain many types of carcinogens and toxins so no one is immune to this exposure. We obviously cannot live without air, food or water but we can make some changes in our lifestyles to help reduce the amount of toxic exposure.
One thing you can do to eliminate your toxic load is a good cleanse. Not only does it help remove the nasty chemicals, it can also promote weight loss. The more toxic you are, the more acidic you are. The more acidic you are, the more your body holds on to your fat. So, if you are having trouble losing that last 5 or 10 pounds, consider doing a cleanse to assist your body in taking out the trash!