Mornings can be hectic...but fitting in a breakfast is essential according to Mayo Clinic's Katherine Zeratsky, RD., LD. Eating breakfast will help you loose weight and maintain that weight loss.
According to Katherine, below are some of the ways eating breakfast helps:
- "Reduced hunger. Eating breakfast may reduce your hunger later in the day, which may make it easier to avoid overeating. When you skip breakfast, you may feel ravenous later and be tempted to reach for a quick fix — such as vending machine candy or doughnuts at the office. In addition, the prolonged fasting that occurs when you skip breakfast can increase your body's insulin response, which in turn increases fat storage and weight gain. In fact, skipping breakfast actually increases your risk of obesity.
- Healthy choices. Eating breakfast may get you on track to make healthy choices all day. When you eat breakfast, you tend to eat a healthier overall diet, one that is more nutritious and lower in fat. When you skip breakfast, you're more likely to skip fruits and vegetables the rest of the day, too.
- More energy. Eating breakfast may give you energy, increasing your physical activity during the day. A healthy breakfast refuels your body and replenishes the glycogen stores that supply your muscles with immediate energy. Skipping breakfast is associated with decreased physical activity.
Pairing a Thomas' Bagel Thin Bagel and a wedge of The Laughing Cow Smooth Sensations 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese Spread is a quick and easy way to achieve that goal of having breakfast easily and quickly for a mere 155 calories! Slip an egg or some eggbeaters between the two for an even more substantial breakfast that won't break the calorie/fat bank!
A few weeks ago, I was provided with several varieties of Thomas' Bagel Thins Bagels and several varieties of The Laughing Cow Smooth Sensations Cream Cheese Spreads for review. (The Laughing Cow® and Thomas’® Bagel Thins™ provided me with product for this review.)
All of The Laughing Cow Smooth Sensations 1/3 Less Fat varieties are 45 calories, 4g total fat, and 2g protein per individually wrapped wedge. The Classic Cream variety is 55 calories, 5g total fat, and 2g protein per individually wrapped wedge. The fact that they are wrapped individually makes them perfectly portable too! Gotta love that!
All of the Thomas' Bagel Thins Bagel varieties are 110 calories, either 4 or 5 grams of fiber
(depending on the variety) per bagel thin and all are low in fat.
After sampling all that they sent me....I think I enjoyed the 100% Whole Wheat Bagel Thin Bagels paired with the Strawberries & Cream 1/3 Less Fat Laughing Cow Smooth Sensation best! But there are so many choices! How about a Thomas' Cinnamon Raisin Bagel Thin Bagel paired with a Cinnamon & Cream 1/3 Less Fat Laughing Cow Smooth Sensation wedge? Or for a more savory type of breakfast, the Thomas' Everything Bagel Thin Bagel paired with a wedge of Garden Vegetable 1/3 Less Fat Smooth Sensation is the bomb!
But enough talk....I know you want to find your own favorite pairing! To help you do this, I am offering a money savings coupon (save up to $2) for the new Laughing Cow Smooth Sensations Cream Cheese Spread as well as savings on the original Laughing Cow Cheese wedges. ( Provided to me by Laughing Cow) I have 8 coupons to give away...and if you are interested, send your contact info ( name and mailing address) to mykitchenadventures(at)yahoo(dot)com. The first eight responses will be mailed out a coupon. ( sorry, I am now out of coupons to giveaway )
For more information on The Laughing Cow Smooth Sensations Cream Cheese Spreads go HERE.
For more information on Thomas' Bagel Thins Bagels go HERE.
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