Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fruit For Breakfast

This morning I had bananas and grapes for breakfast. That's a typical breakfast for me. I generally aim to have fruit for breakfast 5 to 6 days a week. In the Spring, Summer and Fall this is an incredibly easy routine to stick to. In the Winter, however, I just seem to crave something warm in the morning, like oatmeal, but still manage to get my raw fruit in by sprinkling fresh blueberries, raspberries or strawberries in.

Switching to fruit in the morning is another way to up the percentage of raw you eat and decrease your total overall caloric intake.

You don't have to start eating fruit for breakfast as frequently as I do. Aim to have fruit for breakfast maybe 2 mornings a week. Or gradually decrease the portion of processed cereal you eat and add fresh fruit (like topping your cornflakes with fresh banana.) As you get used to the new routine maybe increase your goal to fruit for breakfast 3 to 4 days a week or replacing one morning's bowl cereal entirely with fruit.

The overall aim is to decrease your caloric intake in a way that you won't feel deprived or hungry, and switching or adding fruit to your morning routine is a fantastic way of doing so.

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