Thursday, April 9, 2015

Healthy RD Challenge: Day 4

How are you doing with the #HealthyRD Challenge? I hope you are doing well! Here's a reminder of what I've done for the Healthy RD Challenge: Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3.

What is the Healthy RD Challenge?
This is my challenge for each of us to take one step a day on the road to being healthier . . . the healthy road or #HealthyRD if you will. If you participate in the #HealthyRD challenge, make sure you use the hashtag #HealthyRD and tag or tweet me, @RDtipoftheday, for a chance to be featured! I am sharing the five healthy choices I'm making each day this week. And, I would love to hear about your healthy choices! 

Healthy RD Challenge: Day 4
Today, I ate breakfast, which is my #HealthyRD Day 3 healthy choice. I love eating breakfast. I usually plan my breakfast options when I make my weekly grocery list. And one of my first thoughts in the morning is 'what am I going to eat for breakfast?".

I know this is not the case for everyone. I have the privilege of teaching children of all ages and teaching college students about nutrition. The number one obstacle they face is not having enough time for breakfast. Most children state they would eat breakfast if they had time. So, let's overcome this obstacle together. 

First, make sure you buy breakfast items that you like to eat. Second, make sure they are quick to prepare in the morning. Or, you can make your breakfast ahead of time to save you time in the morning. Third, make time to eat breakfast. This could mean setting your alarm 15-20 minutes earlier or not pressing the snooze button. So, make a plan to eat breakfast.

For more breakfast ideas, visit this post with 7 quick breakfast ideas.

Why is breakfast important?
We know that kids that eat breakfast do better on standardized tests. Can we extrapolate that to mean that we think better when we eat breakfast? I know your brain prefers to run on glucose as its primary energy source. So, feed your brain and fuel your body by 'breaking the fast' and eating breakfast!

How will you choose to be healthy today?

Check with your personal RD or MD before starting a new diet or exercise program to make sure it is healthy, safe, and the right choice for you.

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