The 12 Days of Christmas Health, Day 8

Start the day with a healthy breakfast

As the saying goes, eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper...and there are good reasons for following this wise advice. Starting the day with a well-rounded breakfast (complete with protein) will provide us with energy and help keep our appetites at bay throughout the day. And this is particularly important when we can be easily tempted by unhealthy treats.  On Christmas morning, try to set time aside to eat a wholesome, protein-rich breakfast.  Then, try to eat every few hours and include a source of protein in every meal/snack. At dinner, start with a salad or a broth-based soup...then move on to lean protein. By the time dessert is served, a few bites may be all that you need to feel satisfied.

Recipe: Mixed berry smoothie bowl