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What Is The Healthiest Way To Start Your Day? How To Start Your Day

It takes three hours to burn off just one pound of fat. In that time, you could do more than 100 yoga poses or do several thousand chin-ups (depending on your level of fitness). And your heart rate is likely to be much higher than any other time of day. What’s your secret? (I guess it’s just that I love you.

When it comes to choosing to eat the healthy, whole foods, or the fast-food, refined food, you want to pick your battle. You don’t want to give in to temptation and let your food drive your decisions. You can also give yourself permission to eat when you’re hungry and when you’re sleep-deprived (but not both)! In this article, I’ve compiled some tips that will help you make good food choices each and every day in the spirit of mindful eating — that’s the same way you eat when you’re doing things that bring you joy and that give you the energy to go outside and be your most healthy self.

How to eat your veggies. You’d be surprised how many food labels have the word “vegetarian” or similar on it, often with a big statement on the bottom of it. Well, guess what? There’s no such thing as a magic pill! And you might have guessed by now that I’ll tell you what a good “vegetarian” can (and should!!!) look like: Whole foods that are mostly whole grains.

Here’s How to Get Started with Whole-Grains Dessert is a great way to get in some whole-grains. Here’s how to know whether or not the sweets at the store are whole grains. Whole-Grains Desserts: Some Whole Grains on the Top

This chocolate cake is made with brown rice flour and brown rice syrup, but it would be almost the same flavor with unsweetened vanilla soy milk or even coconut sugar (though I personally like the brown rice syrup better!).

Here are some other recipes that use brown rice syrup instead of butter (not all of them). A few of them may contain a lot of butter or may contain egg white but still be a whole grain-based dessert. Also, there are different types of brown rice syrup, and here’s a guide to different types from the  website of the  Food and Nutrition Science Center (not all of which use white rice); however, it’s probably a good idea to get all types of brown rice syrup (or the best one) if you can.

Some Whole Grains on the Bottom

Pancakes like this one have lots of grains in them. But, you’re not only getting lots of fiber (from the whole grains), you’ll also get the protein and healthy fat from the eggs. You won’t have the guilt or fat that you’d get with a regular-carb pancakes and I’m pretty sure this will be a great breakfast all week long.

I love to enjoy coffee with breakfast but the amount of sugars is always a little too much for me — even with coffee that has honey in it! Here are some ideas for healthy whole-grains coffee substitutes — I tried coconut milk coffee with brown rice flour and found that both coffee and coconut milk are a whole-grain-based coffee alternative!

Here are a few new low-carb coffee recipes that you can try or just get a coffee to enjoy with butter and bananas:  The Whole-Grains Coffee K-Cup A low-carb, low- fat coffee K-cup like this one with brown rice flour, oats, honey and avocado gives you lots of fiber — and lots of flavor thanks to the banana. No added sugar!

This coffee substitute looks like it’s made with coffee but it actually contains brown rice flour and a whole-grain-based protein, which means you’ll definitely get fiber and protein (without the sugars), and it gives you a delicious cup of coffee that doesn’t have added sugars.

I just love this coffee K-Cup and would eat it each morning.