Written by: Katie Olson

Would you rather spend a few more minutes sleeping than wake up in time for breakfast?  It might be time to change your habits.  Eating breakfast can actually help you manage your weight.  When you sleep your body goes into a fasting state, which is why we call it “breakFAST.” When your body goes into a fasting state your metabolism slows down and your body tries to conserve the stores of nutrients that it has previously stored.  Eating a healthy breakfast will help jump start your metabolism and give your body and brain energy to get going for the day. Being in college, it is important for your brain to have energy for your full day of classes and studying.  This will help you stay awake and focused throughout the day, which for some students is hard to do.  It is also important to have a balanced breakfast.  Having a source of carbohydrate, protein and possibly a fruit is ideal.  Having a variety will help you stay full and satisfied until it is time for lunch.  Some examples of a balanced breakfast are listed below.


–          Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit and 1% Milk
–          Low Fat Greek Yogurt with Whole Grain Granola and a Banana
–          Scrambled eggs, Whole Grain Toast with Peanut Butter and a Fresh Fruit
–          Whole Grain Waffles with Nut Butter and a cut up Banana on top, and 1% Milk
–          A Whole Grain Bagel with low fat Cream Cheese or Peanut Butter and 1% Milk
–          A Whole Grain Cereal with cut up Fresh Fruit and 1% Milk


About und7d

The University of North Dakota Health & Wellness Unit has built their foundation on 7 Dimensions of Wellness: Physical, Social, Emotional, Environmental, Spiritual, Intellectual, and Occupational.

Posted on January 28, 2013, in I Can Prevent Diabetes, Nutrition/Culinary Corner, Resources, Student Stories and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Excellent information.

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