Would you eat a hot fudge sundae for breakfast?







Would you eat a hot fudge sundae for breakfast?

You essentially are if you are drinking a Starbucks Grande White Chocolate Mocha 2% with Whipped Cream as your morning beverage.

Starbucks 16 oz. Grande White Chocolate Mocha 2% with Whipped Cream Dairy Queen Medium Hot Fudge Sundae (234 g) with 7g nuts
Calories 470 445
Total Fat 18 14
Saturated Fat 12 7
Carbohydrates 63 73
Sugars 59 60
Protein 15 10



Healthy Breakfast Ideas








Set the day’s tone by choosing from the best of the breakfast world. Here are some ideas:

How about a breakfast salad? Chicken, spinach, broccoli, olives, tomatoes?

Oatmeal, Ceylon Cinnamon, Cherries and  Pumpkin Seeds

Whole-grain, low-sugar cereal with fruit and nonfat milk

Chia pudding with yogurt and berries

Whole-grain toast or whole wheat English muffin with peanut butter and a peach

Scrambled eggs or egg whites with whole grain English muffin or whole-wheat pita

Fruit smoothie blended with whey protein and wheat germ

Whole Grain toast spread with mashed avocado and poached egg

Oatmeal with raisins, prunes, banana or dried apricots, nuts

1 homemade bran muffin

Acai bowl with fruit

1 apple with 1 mozzarella string cheese stick

1 cup low-fat cottage cheese topped with 1/2 cup peaches canned in their own juice

1 cup tomato or vegetable juice (choose low-sodium to reduce salt intake), 4 whole wheat crackers, 1 ounce low-fat cheddar cheese

1 cup plain yogurt mixed with 1/2 cup berries and 2 Tbs low fat granola

1/4 melon with 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese

Egg sandwich made with 2 slices whole wheat toast, 1 fried egg and 1 slice low-fat cheese, 1 sliced tomato; 1 banana

Smoothie made with 1/2 cup skim milk, 1 cup plain fat-free yogurt, 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen), 2 teaspoons wheat germ or flaxmeal, ceylon cinnamon and 1/2 cup orange juice.

Make-your-own granola: Mix 3/4 cup bran flakes with 3 tablespoons raisins, 1/2 small banana and 2 teaspoons chopped walnuts or almonds; eat with 1 cup skim milk

2-egg omelet with 1/2 cup chopped sautéed vegetables (use a non-stick skillet for the egg and vegetables); 1 slice whole wheat toast topped with 1 teaspoon tub margarine or jam; 1 cup skim milk

1/2 whole wheat English muffin topped with 1 ounce melted low-fat cheese and 1 ounce Canadian bacon; 1/2 grapefruit; 1 cup skim milk

1 oat bran frozen (or homemade!) waffle topped with 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese, 2 teaspoons maple syrup and 1/2 cup strawberries; 1 cup skim milk


Habits of a Healthy lifestyle

Better lifestyle habits can help you reduce your risk for heart attack, lose weight and help you be healthier.

What regular habits do people who have a healthy lifestyle maintain?

  • Prepare food in advance for quick grab meals
  • Educate themselves about nutrition and fitness by subscribing to 1 or two credible magazines or newsletters
  • Drink alcohol moderately. (Less than 2 per day for men or 1 per day for women)
  • Eat a healthy breakfast daily
  • Shop wisely. Use a list. Read labels
  • Pantry stocked with healthy foods and kept purged of unhealthy ones
  • Plan meals weekly
  • Pack their lunch and snacks
  • Eat 4-5 times a day
  • Go out to eat infrequently
  • Get enough sleep
  • Regular physician check ups
  • Weekly 4 hour+ fitness activity
  • Weigh once a week
  • Have friends who have a healthy lifestyle