Slim. Fit. Happy.

Breakfast! You may have heard that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” well, its true! People who eat a big, hearty breakfast tend to feel less hungry throughout the day, tend to snack less, and make healthier food choices.

If you have your bigger meals earlier in the day and smaller ones in the afternoon and evening, your metabolism will adjust and you will lose more weight in the long term. Filling up on a hot meal with 20 or more grams of protein first thing will kick-start your body for the day. Shoot for around 400 calories, with a good mix of healthy fats (avocados, olive oil), protein (eggs, milk) and fiber (oatmeal, whole grains).

Who says you have to stick to convention? Eat dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner! Having a bowl of cereal at dinner time will satisfy your hunger without overfilling your belly before bedtime. Eating smaller dinner portions and finishing dinner two to three hours before you go to bed can help you lose weight.

Our next Support Group will be Wednesday, October 4 and the topic will be Overcoming Cognitive Distortions presented by Bridges Counseling. Support groups are FREE and open to everyone! The meeting will be from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM in the Willow Room (adjacent to the cafeteria) at Providence Hospital. Click here to register!