While breakfast is the most important meal of the day most of us rush through morning without bothering to refuel. As I discuss in my book, REBOOT – how to power up your energy, focus, and productivity, breakfast is critical to recover from the nightly fast. It refills your glycogen stores for lasting energy, boosts your metabolism, and powers up your brain. If you’re concerned about your weight, don’t cut out breakfast. It turns out that breakfast eaters tend to be leaner than those that skip for lots of reasons. One is that it helps to keep your appetite in check.
No time to prepare a meal? Grab one of these options:
- Dunkin’Donut Egg White Veggie Flatbread (320 calories, 17g protein)
- Einstein’s Asparagus, Mushrooms, Swiss, Egg White on Thin Wheat (380 calories, 21g protein)
- McDonald’s Egg McMuffin (300 calories, 17g protein) or Egg White Delight (250 calories, 18g protein)
- Panera’s Egg White, Spinach & Avocado Breakfast Power Sandwich (410 calories, 21g protein)
- Starbucks Spinach & Feta Breakfast Wrap (290 calories, 19g protein) or ask for them to make Oatmeal with steamed nonfat milk
- Subway 6″ Egg White, Cheese, Ham (350 calories, 24g protein)
For those sandwiches that are shy of the recommended 20-30g protein (for satiety and optimal muscle development), pair these sandwiches with a glass of milk, cup of yogurt, bowl of oatmeal, or a latte.
Dr. Jo speaks to professionals who have achieved great success in their career at the expense of their health and personal life. In her keynotes and workshops she provides motivation and strategies to help them stay healthy, sane, and productive. Jo is the author of five books including REBOOT – how to power up your energy, focus, and productivity. She also consults with Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. You can reach Jo at www.DrJo.com.