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Boosting My Morning Energy With Breakfast #NewBreakfastRoutine

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Dear Breakfast, I have been told you are the most important meal of the day. I never fully realized this until I was on my weight loss journey. I am pledging to you, to make this a better year, by starting a new morning routine with BelVita Bites and V8 Veggie Blends. Sincerely, Me.

You all may be saying, “Yeah yeah, I’ve heard it before. Eat breakfast, whatever. But I’m not hungry in the morning.”. Neither was I. I NEVER ate breakfast. I would start the morning with a 20oz bottle of yellow liquid carbonated caffeine. That would be it. No food until lunch time. Not only was that soda really bad for me, not eating was stalling my metabolism.

I started forcing myself to eat a little something every morning. As I did this, I noticed my energy increase. I also noticed I was losing weight faster. When I don’t eat breakfast, I feel sluggish and foggy.

Your body needs fuel to start the day. I’m not saying to go out and have bacon, eggs, waffles, pancakes, sausages…but that does sound pretty good right about now. I’m saying a bowl of cereal, a cereal bar or better yet, BelVita Bites-Mini Breakfast Biscuits.

There are times when I am in a hurry to get out the door, so having something that will help keep me feeling full longer and get my energy up is really important. I love being able to grab something quick that tells me how many calories I’m eating and is super portable!

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So what am I doing different this year? I’m not a thirsty person and drinking anything is a huge challenge for me. I am planning to start the day with a glass of V8 Veggie Blends. It’s a great way to sneak some veggies into my diet and drink something with 60 calories or less(no sugar added) per 8oz serving. It’s also great having it be 75% juice blend because then I don’t have to worry about my 4 year old drinking it. (He has stomach trouble with the 100% varieties.)

With my whole new breakfast routine, I figured I should also upgrade my refillable water bottle to get myself in the habit of drinking more water throughout the day. My old bottle was all busted up and leaky from the years of throwing it in the bottom of my stroller on my 8 mile walks.

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When I was at Target picking up my BelVita Bites and V8 Veggie Blends, I found my new water bottle too. My shiny new one boasts of being leak free with a lifetime guarantee. I can’t wait for it to take those long walks with me. I’ll be putting it to the test for sure!!

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For my morning win, I’ll be filling my bottle every morning and keeping it next to me all day long. I found a water drinking app for my phone to help me keep on track. It goes off every so often to remind me it’s time to hydrate. I’ll be watching those ounces marked on the side of the bottle!

If you are interested in trying BelVita Bites and V8 Veggie Blends, I’ve heard there will be a sampling on January 24th. Be sure to call your local Target to see if they are participating!

Are you a breakfast eater or a breakfast skipper?

Also watch for these Cartwheel offers!
http://cartwheel.target.com/offer/25459 – Offer available now until 1/31 on BelVita
https://cartwheel-secure.target.com/offer/26641 – Offer starts on 1/25 on V8
https://cartwheel-secure.target.com/offer/26642 – Offer starts on 2/23 on V8

 

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3 thoughts on “Boosting My Morning Energy With Breakfast #NewBreakfastRoutine

  • So true we always skip breakfast thanks for the great tips and for participating in this shop #client

  • Kirsten says:

    I, too, started keeping a big bottle of water with me all day and try hard to get my full 8 glasses each day. I depend on grab-and-go breakfasts, so it’s nice to have healthy options like belVita Bites, and the V8 Veggie Blends in carrot & mango is super YUM!

  • Jeannette says:

    I really struggle with drinking though the day as well but like you, I’ve found that how I start my day helps shapes the way I live the rest of it. I’m really trying to make better choices in the new year and I’m so glad V8 and BelVita are making is to easy to start the day right!

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