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I believe that if done correctly, long-term weight loss and optimal health actually requires you to eat more, not less.

You will find that most of my recipes involve taking a simple dish and adding as many things to it as I can to help maximize my nutrient intake. I do this every morning by upgrading my oatmeal.

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Why eat only plain oatmeal, when you can add all this to make it taste better and healthier?

My Oatmeal Breakfast:

  • 1 TBSP of Chia Seeds (Trader Joe’s $4.99
  • ½ cup of Oatmeal (I use McCann’s quick cooking Irish Oatmeal. Anything with pure whole wheat oats works. No Quaker sugar bomb packets please.
  • 2 TBSP Bob’s Red Mill Ground Flax Seed
  • ½ handful of raw walnuts
  • ½ handful of raw almonds
  • 1 TBSP raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 TBSP raw, organic, locally grown honey (nothing from bear containers)
  • 1 TBSP of raw almond butter (crunchy)
  • 1 Kiwi
  • 1 banana
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Mix it all up. It tastes amazing!

Mix it all up. It tastes amazing!

A thing you should know about my relationship with food– I love it when I can find a way to eat something that is both super healthy and delicious. The goal is to eat a meal where I know that every ingredient is beneficial, and every bite is helping me get incrementally healthier. That’s when I feel like I’m winning! I love starting my day this way.

Breakfast is a good way for me to get my daily intake of chia seeds, flax seeds and honey. When making the oatmeal, I put the tablespoon of chia seeds into the bowl first and pour the hot water on it to help it start expanding. I then add the remaining 10 ingredients like I’m building a Breakfast Voltron. Mix it all up and have it with a giant stein of black tea and I’m good to go!

Combos are always a good thing...

Combos are always a good thing…

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you tend to skip breakfast, start making a conscious effort to have a good meal every morning. It will make a huge impact on your day and it is a critical health habit to develop.

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