Wake Up To A Healthy Breakfast
No doubt you have heard countless studies about the importance of a morning meal. As the quote “Eat breakfast like a King” goes, breakfast is the more important meal of the day, and it is not without a reason.
- Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories and sets the tone for the rest of the day.1
- Breakfast helps restore dipped blood glucose levels after fasting throughout the night. By choosing a low glycemic index (GI) breakfast, blood glucose levels get restored at a more stable rate compared to breakfast with higher levels of GI.
- Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast perform at a higher level in school and are more physically active.2 Skipping breakfast may result in low blood glucose levels and adversely affect our ability to concentrate and perform mental tasks.3
- Having a well-balanced breakfast may help improve your mood and lower stress levels.
- Taking breakfast helps reduce the urge to reach for high sugar and fatty snacks mid-morning.
- Breakfast time is the perfect opportunity to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet, helping you to meet your daily fibre intake.
Without breakfast, the most immediate effect that you may feel is fatigue and lower energy levels, leading to bad moods throughout the day4. Studies have also found that skipping breakfast may cause the body to enter starvation mode, where the body starts storing energy as fat cells and leads to higher risk of obesity5. You may also have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially among women6.
At Herbalife, we our nutrition philosophy is simple: it is a combination of balanced nutrition and healthy activities. Throughout the day, you should be obtaining a balance of essential nutrients from food, with 40% of the calorie intake coming from carbohydrates, 30% from protein and up to 30% from fats. While applying this balance to your daily breakfast, it is also important to choose a breakfast that is low glycemic index (GI), so that it releases energy slowly without increasing blood glucose levels. A breakfast that is low in GI will keep you satiated and alert for longer periods of time.
Start Yourself with a Well-Balanced Breakfast2>
Since breakfast brings you so many benefits, it should make you feel good, energized and ready for a day filled with challenges. If you are not a breakfast person, you may find it difficult to register the desire to start eating breakfast, as your stomach is not conditioned to start working so early in the day. However, figuring out the reasons behind your lack of desire for food in the morning and breaking that barrier to start embracing breakfast need not be a difficult thing to do. To position yourself strong at the starting point, try following some breakfast tips from Susan Bowerman, director of Worldwide Nutrition Training at Herbalife and join us on the quest to embrace a healthy breakfast every morning.
The Perfect Breakfast Blend: Make Your Calories Count
We all want to look and feel our best, and a healthy meal is the first step to look and feel better. The Herbalife Healthy Breakfast is a simple, convenient, low calorie and nutrient-dense choice to start your day well. Each serving is only 272kcal, but contains more than 24g of protein and more than 23 vitamins and minerals, providing you a nutritious breakfast blend to kick-start your day right*.
Herbalife® Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix, the base of Herbalife Healthy Breakfast, contains slow-digesting fructose that is low glycemic and won’t spike blood glucose levels. Added with Herbalife® Formula 3 Personalized Protein Powder and Herbalife® Active Fibre Complex Apple Flavour, a simple glass of shake provides you with quality protein and meets your fibre quota for breakfast.
Adding Herbalife® Herbal Aloe Concentrated Aloe Vera into your breakfast regimen helps support the absorption of micronutrients from your food, and supports a healthy digestive system by helping to relieve occasional indigestion.
Kick-start your mornings with a cup of Herbalife® Herbal Concentrate after breakfast. It is a low-calorie alternative to your sugar-laden coffee, and it contains naturally occurring caffeine to provide you an energy boost!
A Variety of Flavours To Suit Your Pleasure
Nobody wants to get stuck eating the same thing day in and day out, and that’s why we’ve created multiple flavours for our Herbalife® Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix and Herbal Aloe Concentrated Aloe Vera. If you may please, Herbalife Healthy Breakfast can even be prepared with other milk alternatives, juices, fruits, vegetables, nuts, or even transform into delicious snacks! Try out these creative recipes and plan your breakfast menu to your liking!
From reading this article, you should have an idea of the importance of breakfast and what Herbalife can offer to get yourself started on a Herbalife Healthy Breakfast. If you are interested to try any of our products, you should also know that Herbalife® products are sold exclusively through our members and are not available in stores. If you do not know any Independent Herbalife Members around you, please complete our Contact Form to express your interest, and you will be contacted by an Independent Herbalife Member who will talk to you more about Herbalife Healthy Breakfast and help find the right products for you.*When prepared with 250ml of low-fat milk, 2 heaping tablespoons of Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix Cookies n’ Cream Flavour, 1 serving of Formula 3 Personalized Protein Powder and 1 serving of Active Fibre Complex Apple Flavour.
1 Bhupinder Kaur, Rina Quek Yu Chin, Stefan Camps and Christiani Jeyakumar Henry. The impact of low glycemic index (GI) diet on simultaneous measurements of blood glucose and fat oxidation: A whole body calorimetric study. Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology 4 (2016) 45-52.
2 Sandercock GRH, Voss C, Dye L. Associations between habitual school-day breakfast consumption, body mass index, physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in English schoolchildren. Eur J Clin Nutri (2010) 64: 1086-1092.
3 Scholey AB, Herper S, Kennedy DO. Cognitive demand and blood glucose. Physiol Behav (2001) 73: 585-592.
4 Andrew P Smith, Rachel Clark, John Gallagher. Breakfast cereal and caffeinated coffee: effects on working memory, attention, mood and cardiovascular function. Physiology & Behavior (1999) 67 (1): 9-17.
5 Yunsheng Ma, Elizabeth R. Bertone et al. Association between eating patterns and obesity in a free-living US adult population. Am J Epidemiol (2003) 158 (1): 85-92.
6 Rania A Mekary, Edward Giovannucci et al. Eating patterns and type 2 diabetes risk in older women: breakfast consumption and eating frequency. Am J Clin Nutr doi: 10.3945/acjn.112.057521.