This is what I have for breakfast pretty much every day. Today was 4 egg whites, 1 whole egg scrambled with spinach, black pepper and reduced-sugar ketchup. 1/2 cup steel cut oats (measured dry) with almond milk, 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, and cinnamon. I usually do old fashioned oats because it’s faster but I made a big batch of steel cut oats yesterday so I just re-heated these real quick.

I used to be the girl who never ate breakfast and I would just have a cup of coffee to keep me full until lunch. Then I would usually end up snacking on something unhealthy because I was hungry, eating a huge dinner and usually giving in to cravings at night. I never looked the way I wanted with this plan. I kept thinking that because I was ‘cutting calories’ out of breakfast it would help me lose weight, but the reality is that it slowed down my metabolism and usually caused me to binge and eat more junk food later.

Most mornings I don’t really feel like making breakfast. But, I do it anyways. I wake up 5-10 minutes earlier so that I can make my eggs and oats. I find that when I eat a healthy breakfast with protein and complex carbs, it makes it SO much easier for me to stay on track the rest of the day.

What was on your plate for breakfast this morning?