2020 Movin’ Mountains Slimdown Challenge Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of the 2020 Jefferson County Movin’ Mountains Challenge.

Fit Tip:

The importance of eating breakfast is huge. The document I attached has great information in it on that importance. It is a common question I get asked about every year and I think it is probably one of the most important goals you could accomplish in the Movin’ Mountain challenge is to eat breakfast on a regular basis. I like going back to comparing your body to a car in regards to needing fuel. If you wake up and do not eat breakfast you are expecting to get through the morning without any fuel…if your car was operating on empty where could you possibly go?

A couple of things about breakfast…what you eat does not necessarily need to be ‘breakfast food’; I typically have something else to eat in the morning like a salmon burger (I know it sounds crazy) or leftovers. But I need the protein with a good quality carbohydrate to get me through my mornings…I teach exercise classes early in the morning and have figured out what works for me. I really think figuring what works for you is hard with all of the hype about this diet and that diet. Not easy to navigate all of that!

The other comment I hear is that if someone eats breakfast they are hungry and want to eat all day long…well from last week if you get your body metabolism going yes you would need to eat throughout the day to fuel it. Plus eating breakfast breaks the fast from the previous evenings dinner. Think about it.

Attached are the healthy recipe and fit tip for the week. Since the fit tip is on the importance of eating breakfast I decided to include a breakfast omelet recipe to go with it.

Hope you are having a great week…the weather is unbelievable for February so get out and enjoy it!

-Carolyn Harvey