Feeling sluggish around 3pm again? Forget the remote, have you any idea where you put that H&M gift card? Can’t drop those last 10 lbs? If you answered yes to any of these questions then it’s probably time to tap back into your childhood and remember one of your mother’s golden rules: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!”
The name says it all–you have to “break” your “fast.” Your body has been “fasting” for at least 8-10 hours (the time post dinner coupled with your beauty rest). And then you have the nerve to go several more hours without “edible goodness” by not eating your first meal of the day until lunch?! Your body is in one mode and one mode only. Starvation mode. Hello slow metabolism, headaches, fatigue and fuzzy thinking. Break your current cycle and jump-start your day by “breaking your fast!”
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Your Body Without Breakfast. The body is going to do what it has to do to survive, so when you skip breakfast it begins pulling fuel from fat cells and sending it straight to the liver in order to be converted into energy. This process is super inefficient and leads to poor regulation of blood sugar. Hello diabetes. So stop this bad habit girl!
Eat Breakfast Like A Queen. I tell all my clients this from the get go, and once they make this little change they are literally running and telling all they know about this awesome magic trick. Trust me, it works. Most people, if they eat breakfast at all (50 million American’s don’t) they are eating like a peasant. A small piece a fruit. A slice of toast. A boiled egg. And yes, those are all excellent options. But the caloric intake is super low and therefore not filling. So go for it. Eat up. You have all day to burn these calories…so have that fruit, the toast AND the boiled egg.
Plan Ahead. So you can grab and go in the mornings. The number one excuse why people skip breakfast is, lack of time. So plan ahead by boiling a bunch of eggs on Sunday night, or pre-cleaning a variety of fruits and sorting them in small separate containers in advance. This coupled with the thousands of prepackaged individual serving options in grocery stores everywhere means that ”no time,” is “no excuse.”
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"