Nov 16, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears center Roberto Garza (63) during the third quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
We’ve all been told about the importance of eating breakfast. That it could help us lose or maintain a healthy weight, we can stay alert and pay attention better, and overall help avoid binge eating due to a constant fast. Chicago Bears guard Roberto Garza helped launch the Fuel Greatness campaign aimed at helping elementary and middle school students learn the importance of this first meal.
"Garza kicked-off this initiative at the B.J. Ward Elementary School in Bolingbrook on Tues. March 3, follow-up with a visit to the Robert Abbott Middle School in Waukegan on Wed. March 4. The goal is to not only educate children about the impact a healthy, daily breakfast makes during the school day, but to advocate options for students, like picking up food in the school’s cafeteria to-go and even eating breakfast in their classrooms."
Keeping a healthy lifestyle in mind is one that easily relates to any pro-athlete, like Garza. Even though the caloric intake alone of an NFL player would not match that of a child, the basic components remain the same. During training camp, these men must consume on average 8,000 calories a day, where 55-60 percent is from whole-grain carbohydrates, 15 percent is from lean protein, and 30 percent is from healthy fats. Yes, no desserts, alcohol and fast food are not allowed on the diet.
Even with a busy schedule we all have, we all should ensure that we eat a healthy breakfast, not only for ourselves, but for our children. Here are few ideas of quick grab-and-go breakfasts: Food Network’s 50 breakfasts on the fly
Don’t forget to eat breakfast! You’ll notice a huge improvement in your day-to-day living if you do.