I don’t know if it is just this time of year that does it, but lately my energy levels have not quite been living up to the requirements of my busy lifestyle. Sure I could cut back on some things, but right now I am not really prepared to give up any of my family members or the house that needs constant attention. I don’t want to stop working on my blog and business that gives me reward, engagement and a sense of escape. I don’t want to give up my volunteer role for Heartfelt and I will never cut back on my passion for photography. Then there is finding the energy to ‘hangout’ with 2 toddlers during the day whose energy levels seem to show know signs of dissipating.
So being offered the chance to take up a challenge to ensure my energy levels last a little longer throughout the morning was certainly inviting. The challenge was to eat 4 BelVita biscuits (1 serving) along with one serving of fruit and one serving of dairy every day for a week as my breakfast. There has been lots of scientific testing to ensure that these breakfast biscuits will release energy slowly over 4 hours to get me through to lunch, without having to reach for a mid morning biscuit, chocolate, slice of cake or big latte to fill the void.
So I set about changing from my regular 2 slices of toast and a cup of tea to my ‘biscuits, fruit and dairy’, healthy start to the day.
I have been put in contact with a dietician to help answer my questions, and please feel free to leave any questions in the comments for me to pass on to her. These are not a ‘diet’ or weight loss biscuit, but studies have shown that those that miss breakfast are more likely to gain weight than those that have a healthy start to the day.
These biscuits are made of wholegrains and not highly processed with other “stuff’ we don’t need to be consuming. They are Low GI which I now know refers to how quickly the carbohydrates are broken down. Anything under 55 is low GI and BelVita Biscuits are all between 45-54. Here is picture of yesterdays healthy breakfast of 4 fruit and nut belvida biscuits, a small bowl of yoghurt and a chopped banana. Certainly it was very filling and I actually really enjoyed the taste of the biscuits. And even better it got me through a 40 minute walk/jog and a couple of hours at the park and beach playing with all five of my kids, with no need to snack, no hunger pains and no mid morning flake out!
Day 1 Breakfast
Some snaps of our morning: I may not have joined the kids in the surf but that had way more to do with the temperature of the water than my energy levels!
So far so good but I am going to keep you posted this week with some more updates on my BelVita Breakfast challenge. If you want to find out more about BelVita you can check out their website. Or if you have any questions about breakfast or nutrition in general you can either leave a comment (I will pass on to the expert) or you can email the dietician directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you eat breakfast everyday? If so what do you eat? And do you ever have to snack mid morning?
Please note this a sponsored post, however all views expressed are solely my own and I am required to give an honest opinion of my findings.