Well Connected Challenge Eat a Healthy Breakfast

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

In week three of our Well Connected Challenge, we are encouraging you to go on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and share a photo of your healthy breakfast. By entering the contest you will be entered into a drawing to win a FitBit!Well Connected Challenge - Breakfast

Our goal is to inspire a more vibrant, healthier world for our community. At Doylestown Health, our physicians, nurses and associates strive to get you well and help you stay well. That's why we invite you to join our 6 Week Well Connected Challenge so that you may take a moment to enjoy and share the things that help you to live a full and healthy life.

Weekly Challenge

Each week we will have a new wellness challenge and encourage you to participate. Small lifestyle changes can have a major impact on your overall health and well-being.

Week 3 - Eat a Healthy Breakfast

Pat Trymbiski"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; literally we break our fast," says Pat Trymbiski, DNP, CDE, BC-ADM, certified Diabetes Educator with the Doylestown Health Diabetes Center. "Sleeping 6 to 8 hours with no food requires we "re-fuel" in the morning. Breakfast skippers tend to eat more food than usual at the next meal, or nibble on high-calorie snacks to stave off hunger."

Some studies suggest that people tend to add more body fat when they eat fewer, larger meals than when they eat the same number of calories in smaller, more frequent meals. While adults need to eat breakfast each day to perform their best, kids need it even more. Their growing bodies and developing brains need regular refueling often, from food. When kids skip breakfast, they don't get what they need to be at their best.

Healthy Breakfast Options

What constitutes a good breakfast? High-fiber cereals and fresh fruits are healthy choices that require little preparation; add a serving of protein and you have PREMIUM fuel. Other options include:

  • Yogurt, granola, and low-fat granola bars for on-the-go choices
  • English muffins with low-fat cheese and tomato slices
  • Fresh pineapple chunks, low-fat cottage cheese, and a slice of whole-wheat toast
  • Whole-wheat pita stuffed with hard-boiled eggs
  • Oatmeal, grits, or another hot cereal topped with cheese
  • Tortilla with deli turkey and low-fat cheese

Follow These Steps

  1. Follow Doylestown Health on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
  2. Take a photo of the weekly health challenge.
  3. Submit it on social media.
  4. Enter each week!

Prizes

  • Grand Prize FitBit (R)
  • 2nd Prize Nutritional Counseling Session
  • Weekly Prize Water Bottle

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