Good choices for breakfast include:
Soy Protein Shake
Oatmeal, cream of buckwheat (tastes like tapioca pudding),
rice. Cold cereals, even from the
health food section are too refined.
Protein is broken down more slowly
than carbohydrates. By eating high
quality protein, we can break the downward spiral of carbohydrate cravings.
A high quality soy protein is one of the best sources of protein you can
choose. Protein is critical for building healthy cells.
It is very important to start the
day with a high quality protein and complex carbohydrate.
This is going to create stable blood sugar levels for the day.
Stable blood sugar will give you
long-lasting consistent energy, diminish cravings for refined carbohydrates, and
allow for better concentration and more even temperament.
By skipping breakfast or eating refined carbohydrates, you are not
“fueling” your body’s furnace adequately.
Over time this leads to insulin resistance and eventually diabetes, which
is soon expected to reach epidemic proportions in this country. Your body breaks
down refined carbohydrates into glucose very quickly because it is a short chain
carbohydrate. This creates a large pool of glucose, which goes into the
bloodstream. Glucose is fuel for
The glucose needs to get out of
the blood and into the cells. Think
of this process as a door being unlocked and opened, so the glucose may enter
the cells. Insulin produced by the
pancreas is the key to unlocking the door. Your body will have to produce
insulin based on how much glucose is in your body.
Our highly refined diet creates excess glucose, which leads to the
pancreas making lots of insulin. The cells take into the body only what they
need at the time. The excess
insulin and glucose, which are left over are stored in the fat cells.
As Americans, we have way too much insulin and glucose, which is stored
as excess fat. Complex
carbohydrates, such as brown rice, steel oats, millet, whole grains, are long
chain carbohydrates and broken down slowly, resulting in lower levels of glucose
in the blood at any given time. This allows all of the glucose to be handled by the cells and
not stored as fat.
Sandwich made with spelt bread or sprouted
Spelt bread is delicious.
Tastes much like white bread, but is a whole grain and gluten free.
Use antibiotic- hormone free turkey or ham.
Tuna fish or egg salad made with fertile eggs and cold pressed mayonnaise
is an excellent choice. Add some
mixed organic greens and sliced tomato for a lunch that is going to stay with
you and curb cravings for foods that cause weight gain.
Piece of Organic Fruit
Vegetable Soup- Urban Fare Vegetable tortellini Soup is delicious. Just heat and serve! Take it in a thermos to work.
Include some source of
high quality protein, such as poultry, fish, tofu, or lean beef.
Vegetables- this can
be a salad, raw veggies and healthy dip. See
recipe below for an excellent dip. Steamed
Vegetables (fresh is best or Cascadian Farms has wonderful frozen, organic
vegetables in a bag. We
need to increase the amount of vegetables we eat, particularly green vegetables.
There is more and more evidence that vegetables contain vitamins, and
phytonutrients that play an important role in cancer prevention.
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This information is educational in context and is not
to be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Please consult your licensed
health care practitioner before using this or any medical information.