Vegetables for breakfast. It sounds simple enough. But it sounds a little weird too, right? I mean, we live in a culture where marshmallows and candy (disguised as whole grain cereal) and cold pizza are common breakfast “foods.” Bagels, muffins, Danishes, and donuts are typical too. But think about it – there is not a speck of nutrition in any of those foods. The whole grains that might have once been in cereal are so far gone that what remains is a flour that rapidly metabolizes to glucose in your bloodstream. Whatever vitamins and minerals are listed on the label were added back in as synthetic supplements after the grain was processed down to a flour devoid of nutritional benefit.
After that sugar rush and ensuing crash, is it any wonder most people leave the house and seek coffee? We’re ready for a pick-me-up before we even get to 9 or 10am!
The brain balancing alternative: vegetables for breakfast. It’s a hallmark of the Ultimate Weight Loss Program. It’s also what people all over the world have been doing for centuries. As Chef AJ noticed when evaluating all of the people who were most successful losing weight, it’s what they all had in common. Veggies for breakfast (aka VFB).
Want to find fuel in a slow-release package chock full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals? Look no farther than the produce section.
Starting your day with life giving vegetables does something powerful for your psyche too. It means you’re serious. You’re no joke. You mean business. You mean to seek health. You’re not afraid to be different. And you treat your body well. Ask anyone who exercises first thing in the morning what it does for them. It sets you up for the right mind set for the day to come. So does VFB.
You can still have grains and starches in the morning too, but make them health promoting options like rolled oats, steel cut oats, or rice and beans. And have them after a giant portion of veggies, not before. Let your taste buds enjoy vegetables when you’re truly hungry in the morning and they actually taste so much better!
Start rethinking your breakfast plate. Less flour, more power.