Wednesday, January 19, 2011

And the doctor said ~ Eat Breakfast

I saw my chiropractor, Dr. Lavender today and did a set of stress re-scans. It wasn't good and I was disappointed to see that I have allowed a year of family crisis to stress me to the point where it is affecting my physical health. There's always good news though. I can turn it around by prioritizing my well-being.

Dr. Lavender's first perscription is to eat some protein within thirty minutes of waking up. Really? You saw yesterday's post right? I'm a coffee junkie first thing in the morning. I don't even think rational thoughts until I have about three quarters of a cup in me. But, I have another appointment in two weeks and I want to tell him that I've been eating breakfast :-)....and I want to feel better. So, what do you have for breakfast protein that isn't ham, bacon, or sausage?
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Very Berry Protein Blast
Steel cut oats are one of my favorite breakfasts. I love them with sliced almonds, berries, a drizzle of real maple syrup and a splash of milk. This evening I baked a bowl and refrigerated them so that I can just quickly heat them up in the morning. Variety is a must or I'll set myself up for failure so I have a fresh dozen organic local eggs, protein powder, frozen berries, fresh bananas, sliced almonds, walnuts, fresh homemade granola and vanilla Greek yogurt. This way, what ever mood strikes me in the morning...I'll be ready.

How are you taking care of yourself in the morning? ~Blessings, Janet

22 comments:

  1. You will feel much better eating breakfast. I too LOVE Steel Cut Oats but I just throw on a little honey and cinnamon, but need to try new things. Take care of yourself FIRST, and then take care of everything and everyone else. I am learning that too, and taking baby steps every day will eventually lead to less stress.

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    That parfait looks amazing!!!

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  3. Awesome!!! Looks so very delicious.

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  4. I'm on Nutrisystem, so my breakfast is usually fat free yogurt, a slice of toast with sugar free preserves and a Nutrisystem breakfast entree that is usually around 7 grams of protein..

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  5. OMG they all looks so delicious! Sorry to hear stress was affecting your health. Glad to hear you are taking care of yourself.

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  10. This post definitely makes me hungry. Wouldn't we all eat breakfast every day if ours looked like these pictures? ;-)

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  16. Those pics looking ah-mazing! Time for lunch...

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  18. Stress can kill you slowly and quickly. My SIL is going through the same thing.
    I hope you do get to prioritize.

    I eat breakfast because I have to feed my kids before school
    So it will be hot cereal (oatmeal), cold cereal, bagels and eggs, bananas , yogurts etc. I mix it up when I can.

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    Hope you get to visit me sometime.

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  20. I love love love breakfast! These dishes look amazing!

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