Break the Fast

We use the word breakfast everyday. I wonder if we ever even think about what it means.  Breakfast means breaking the fast.  Think about it.  Eat dinner at 7pm.  Finish dinner at 8pm.  Go to bed at 10:30 or 11pm.  Sleep until 6 or 7am.  Skip breakfast.  Eat lunch at 12 to 12:30.  Sixteen hours more or less could pass without eating.  

We have all heard it said that breakfast is the most important meal and it is true.  We need to break the fast for several reasons:

  • Kick starts our metabolism, which assists in burning calories all day 
  • Raises blood sugar levels providing an energy source after multiple hours without eating
  • Improves ability to focus
  • Linked to better focus and concentration
  • Lower rates of LDL Cholesterol/bad cholesterol 
  • Lower rates of diabetes
  • Lower rates of heart disease 
  • Healthier body composition

People who make eating a healthy breakfast a habit for their lives tend to have healthier habits in most other areas of life related to nutrition. So, get the day started with the life giving habit of breaking the fast! 


Recipe on Plate: Eggs with Veggies

  • Mix two eggs in a bowl
  • Dice a green scallion
  • Cut several cherry tomatoes in half
  • Small handful of spinach leaves
  • Fry all ingredients in pan 
  • Season with sea salt and black pepper
  • Cut Avocado in half 

Recipe in Glass: Blueberry Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
  • Tablespoon of chopped fresh ginger
  • 2-3 cubes of ice
  • Blend