The start of a new year acts as a beacon of hope for individuals who have broken resolutions in years prior, to turn over a new leaf and start from square one. Staples students demonstrated frustration in not being able to maintain the goal of eating healthy, a very common resolution amongst the Staples class. “Every year my resolution is to live a healthier lifestyle. I never end up being able to keep up with it though,” Abby Najarian ’18 said.
Altering eating habits has been visibly difficult for many Staples students. They admit to their shortcomings and lack of knowledge on the best ways to eat clean. “Sometimes I just follow a diet or eating routine that I think is healthy, and I later learn it's not. I think that’s a common issue,” Grace Roseme ‘19 said.
A lot of Staples students also follow by the commonly perceived myth that working out will lead to health and weight loss, but that is not the case. When working out, one must continue to strive for good eating intentions. “I always used to work out and eat whatever I wanted, but I never got the desired results,” Brooke Githens ‘19 said.
This mistake is often caused by the mindset that working out compensates for eating well, while both are crucial.
According to the International Journal of Obesity, “People on average end up overeating by over 250 calories per day when they start a cardio program and end up gaining weight.”
Breakfast, the often neglected meal, plays a major role in healthy eating and weight lose. Webmd provides insight on the benefits and importance of starting your day to breakfast. It provides a more nutritionally complete diet, higher in nutrients, vitamins and minerals, it improves concentration and performance in the classroom or the boardroom, ensures strength and endurance to engage in physical activity, and lowers cholesterol levels. Not to mention, throughout the day you will work off all the calories that were gained.
Perhaps breakfast does not have to be so cumbersome. We have provided an easy, quick, and healthy breakfasts to help to begin the day.