Healthier Breakfast – Do’s and Don’ts – Active Life

Breakfast is massively underrated in my eyes – regularly missed, quite often badly made, and poor choices.  Let’s be honest, if an alien were to spy on us during breakfast, he would think many of us were mad eating what quite often looks like shredded cardboard.  Healthy breakfast is a great way to start your day as if you eat right, you can curb cravings, reduce snacking during the rest of the day and sneak in some vital vitamins and minerals. So how can you make your breakfast healthier without too much disruption to your lives?

Avoid boxes

Cereals have been a staple breakfast option in the IN for many years, but if you look at the back of the box, several things might surprise you – all the additives and chemicals and how much sugar they add to make your chunks of cardboard taste yummy.  Also, if you weigh out the recommended amount of cereal (normally around 30-40g) into your bowl, you’ll probably find your portion is a lot bigger.  Instead, opt for making your own granola or muesli with fresh fruit and yoghurt

Reduce the Carbs

Looking back at how to fuel your body shape, recommended carbohydrate intake should be from 25-55% of your daily intake.  Most modern breakfast choices are based solely on carbs – cereal, toast, porridge etc, with a sprinkling of protein.  Research has shown that starting your day with lean protein and healthy fats will give you energy for longer, and reduce snacking during the rest of the day.  Good suggestions are eggs, yoghurt, fish or meat, nuts and seeds, fruit and vegetables

Ban processed juices

To make a glass of apple or orange juice, you have to squeeze a lot more fruit than you would ever eat, giving you a huge quantity of sugar at once, whilst missing the pulp and the skin’s essential goodness.   Instead grab your juicer and make your own using a mix of vegetables and fruit, or opt for herbal tea or good old plain water

Skip the spreads

Toast and spread has been an easy option for busy people, as well as a yummy option.  However, spreads are full of sugar and hold no goodness from the fruit they are derived from.  Instead opt for fruit spreads, which should have no added sugar in them, or look at how you can introduce vegetables instead – so eggs and spinach, or tomatoes etc.

Avoid wheat

Wheat is fine in small quantities for many of us, but as you start to tot up your portions, our stomachs begin to grumble and bloat.  Instead, opt for some of the other great alternatives there are out there – oats, oatmeal, rice flour, buckwheat etc, that will give you a good steady source of energy but without the tummy bloat

Eat breakfast

Some of you are not breakfast fans or lack the time to eat it before leaving for work.  I urge you to think again.  Breakfast kickstarts your metabolism, reduces cravings and stops you overeating later on when you become hungry.  Even eating a small amount will help you have energy for longer and also lose weight.

So throw away the cereal boxes and look at what yummy alternatives you can make.

Steps To Find A True Love Connection

Are you single and looking for true love? Or in a relationship, but hoping to establish a deeper, more intimate connection with your partner? These yogic practices can help, along with the following tips for finding your soul mate from Keen.

1. Date mindfully.

The key to a positive dating experience is to connect with like-minded people who share your interests. “Maybe they’re not into the same practices as you are, but they have some personal growth practice and they are pursuing it”. We also suggests asking questions that really help you get to know someone, and being authentic about your interest in potential partners (or lack thereof).

2. Practice yoga (alone and with your partner).

Yoga helps you get to know your body–and the more intimacy you have with yourself, the better intimacy you can have with someone else. “The more aware you are of sensations and feelings, the more you feel and experience everything going on during intercourse”. Yoga also helps you tune out distractions and be present in the moment, bringing your mind back to your partner.

3. Consult a psychic advisor.

According to love experts, an intuitive psychic reader can help you discover if your love is unrequited, or if you have a relationship that is no longer serving you. A skilled reader can also help you understand why you attach to unavailable partners who can’t love you the way you love them, and find your true soul mate! Whether you’re wondering if it’s time to move on, or if your true love is waiting around the corner, a psychic reading could be the key to gaining the clarity you need on the future of your love life. Your astrological sign can also tell you more about your ideal romantic partner.

4. Be yourself.

When it comes to finding true connection, it’s important to be yourself. You can’t pretend to be anyone else for very long. And be careful of falling in love with someone else’s potential or what you think they could be or should be. Sometimes, the truth can be hard to see when it’s clouded by our love for another person.

5. Meditate.

Meditation helps you relieve stress, and the less stressed you are, the more capable you are of being fully present with your partner. A meditation practice helps you to be more in touch with what’s happening “in the moment” and more aware of others’ feelings, boosting your empathy and compassion and helping you connect on a deeper level with your partner.

 

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