My big challenge this past few weeks when it comes to weight loss has been breakfast. I used to tuck into quite a large bowl of muesli each morning, I knew it was full of sugar and not great for me, but I enjoyed it.
However, in the warm weather, with berries and other nommy fruits being easily available now I thought I’d switch it up and try for a healthier breakfast, something less sugary and with more good stuff in.
On the top right of the above image you can see the cat waiting to enjoy my original breakfast. And on the left and bottom right you can see my new look breakfast.
I’ve ditched the sugar filled muesli and am going for natural sugars with fruit instead, I’m making sure I have a banana & some dry oats too so I can keep going, and feel full, until lunchtime, and it’s working! I am not feeling hungry until gone midday, coming up for one or even half one now. Normally I’m starving at midday, or before!
I did try ‘overnight oats,’ I soaked them in yoghurt & a little apple juice over night but it really wasn’t for me, they were cloying and I didn’t enjoy them. However, with the help of the Slimpod Club Facebook group, I got the brave up to try them just raw, sprinkled over the top of my fruit and yoghurt. Nom!
The next step is to switch from flavoured yoghurts to unflavoured, is Greek yoghurt healthier? I’m going to try it, I’m really determined because I’m sure all that sugar that I was taking on every morning was making me crave even more sugar as the day went on.
So fruit and oats with some yoghurt it is, the coffee is staying! I don’t take sugar or milk in my coffee so it might as well just be water…really good water…!