Breakfast of champions

It’s Saturday. So I decided to make myself the Breakfast Of Champions.

In other words, an omelette.

My 3 egg omelette, cooked in a teaspoon of butter, with tomato ketchup, because that’s essential for me! Yum.

Eggs are a great start to the day, as they’re so high in protein.

The butter makes my omelette super delicious.

However, these days I don’t “eyeball” my food and guess at the measurements. Instead, I weigh and measure everything except my green veggies.

It’s really easy to think you’re cooking in a teaspoon of butter (32 calories), only to measure and find out it’s a tablespoon (102 calories). Portions can be misleading.

I’m getting used to eating well, and have figured out where I went wrong all these years – it was portion sizes and snacking.

I’ll talk more about these in my next post, but it seems like I was just confused by years of experts giving bad advice. I believed snacking was healthy, variety in my diet was a Good Thing (it’s not), and portions didn’t make a difference as long as what I ate was healthy (portions do matter).

I was wrong about pretty much everything, and couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t lose weight.

Now I’m figuring it out 🙂


Making my kids healthier

After some deep thought, I realized my kids needed to improve their diets just as much – if not more – than I did.

So we’re doing a health reset.

My kids (2 out of 3) are now having berry smoothies for breakfast. The ingredients (per smoothie) are:

  • Half cup frozen berries
  • Cup whole milk
  • Half cup oats
  • Dash vanilla essence.

They make these up themselves and clean everything up themselves too.

They’re reporting back that they love these and they’re nice and filling. Now if I can just get my youngest onto them, that’ll be great.

Yes, these are more expensive than cereal, but also way better for them.

I figured I’ll clean up their breakfast, then work on cleaning up their lunches and dinners.

By the end of the year, I hope to have all of us us eating well and being much healthier 🙂