Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.

A breakfast like a king

My daughter was running late for school the other day and said she did not have time for breakfast. So I told her: ” Well, we will have to make time for breakfast. You have to eat breakfast even if it is on the run.” So I put some dry Cheerios in a bag for her which she could eat on her way to the bus stop. I know it was not ideal, but it was better than nothing.

Developing good eating habits as a child is so important. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should not be skipped. Unfortunately, many people skip breakfast, eat a regular meal and the biggest meal at the end of the day. There is no reason to wonder why so many people are overweight today.

I am not saying it is easy, but it is important to model these good habits: Eat breakfast like a king (more food), lunch like a prince (less food), dinner like a pauper (least amount of food). That quote is an easy way to remember how you should eat throughout the day. So if you or your child is running late in the morning, here are some healthier options for breakfast on the go: banana, Gogurt, dry cereal in a bag and peanut butter on toast.

Interesting article I thought I would share:

Breakfast like a King By Emily Loghmani, MS, RD, LDN, CDE – “The benefits of eating this way include not only more energy for work or school but also weight loss.”

 

 

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