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HF HEALTH + FITNESS

THESE DAYS, PLATES ARE LARGER, MENUS ARE MORE RADICAL AND THE WORLD SEEMS JUST A LITTLE BRIGHTER AT THE START OF THE DAY WITH A GREAT BREAKFAST. BUT BEFORE YOU PANCAKE ON THOSE POUNDS, CONSIDER A FEW HEALTHIER OPTIONS. By Ryann Gordon

How do your eating patterns play out throughout the day? Do you wait until late afternoon to finally get some food on your belly or do you snack throughout your work shift? Do you eat a huge lunch or dinner? Do you eat breakfast at all? Mom always said, breakfast is the most important part of the day. And, it’s about time we started listening to her. Breakfast can set the tone for the rest of your day. (For some great dining options in Green Country check out some of our favorites beginning on page 72.) If you eat a heavy, unhealthy breakfast, then you’re probably going to be craving something fatty and hearty for lunch and consequently dinner as well. This is why eating a healthy, filling breakfast is quite possibly one of the most important moves we can make before heading into a full afternoon and week. Lucky for us, breakfast is one of the easiest meals to stay within a diet parameters with fiber-rich grains like oatmeal and toast that’ll fill your belly and fuel you for hours as well as fruits and yogurt full of antioxidants and probiotics. If you’re craving something fatty, this is your time to squeeze in those high-protein dishes of eggs, bacon, sausage, ham — the works. So, throw out that Starbucks gift card and pack your breakfast full of healthy fats, sweet vitamins and filling fibers that’ll boost your metabolism and get you ready to take on the rest of your day.

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WAKE UP WIRED Most of us begin our day with a large cup of coffee or green tea. Both are rich in antioxidants and caffeine that will wake you up and provide that boost to get to your next step. Try sweetening your tea with honey over sugar though; and swap the creamer in your coffee for something lower in fat, like almond milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon.

DOSE OF HEALTHY Get your full, daily dose of vitamins taken care of from the start of the day. Begin with a glass of vitamin D-rich orange juice, bananas or grapefruit packed with potassium and vitamin C, which you can also get from a bowl full of sweet berries. Try juicing kale or carrots into your morning smoothie or throw some spinach and tomatoes in a quiche, frittata or breakfast taco.

PROBO-PREVENTION Breakfast is a great time to add some preventative substances into your diet. Probiotics are essential for a woman’s diet; so, throw some Greek yogurt in a bowl of berries, granola and maybe some peanut butter for a homemade acai bowl you’ll be dreaming of until noon. If you don’t have time for this, try a glass of cranberry juice on your way out the door to give you that extra healing boost.

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