The most impactful change you can make to your diet this year is to cut back on added sugars. I saw you roll your eyes. But its true, and I hope you’ll give it a try.
The easiest way to start making this change is to take sugar out of breakfast.
I know, its hard. Muffins, pancakes, donuts and sugary cereals are so tasty. Think how you really feel after eating them, though. Probably not your best days. And if that is all you eat, you don’t even know how good you can feel. Every day I see former skeptics who are now low-sugar believers, and you can join that club and be one of the cool kids, too.
So, if no sweet stuff for breakfast, then what am I supposed to eat, you ask? Here are some ideas for you:
Breakfast burrito with salsa, eggs, avocado and anything else you have around that sounds good.
A veggie and egg scramble or omelet if you want to get fancy, with leftover veggies from last night. Add a little feta cheese for rich, creamy yumminess.
Oatmeal with nuts, fruit, and a little butter. Add salt when you cook your oatmeal, a little really brings out the flavor. Unsweetened vanilla almond milk is good in oatmeal, too.
Other cooked grains, like polenta or quinoa, with a soft cooked egg nestled in the middle. Add a little parmesan on top for a treat.
Fresh fruit is great in the morning, and will not super-start your sweet tooth for the day. So some fresh melon or berries can add a sweet taste to your breakfast and boost your health at the same time.
If this all sounds new to you, try it for a week. See how you feel, and how easy it is to avoid sweets the rest of the day if you don’t start with them in the morning. Once you cut down on sugar, you’ll realize that it makes you feel less-than-great, and it will just keep getting easier and easier.
Keep this up, and you will start next year feeling much, much better.