Hunger with "Breakfast Bars"
That rumbling, growling sound coming from my stomach can
only mean one thing: I’m hungry. We’ve all felt that feeling, but what we
choose to do to satisfy it differs from person to person. Some eat a quick
snack, like a donut. Others feel compelled to go to the nearest fast food
drive-thru and nosh on something they may later regret. Everyone looks for a
quick fix to keep the tummy happy, but they’re setting themselves up for
disappointment by eating unhealthy choices when they look to curb hunger
Stomachs rumble throughout the day, even when we’re not
hungry. It’s actually a symphony of our stomach and our intestines, turning and
churning, as our body’s digest food. It does seem to get louder and more
pronounced when we’re hungry, as there’s nothing waiting in the wings to be
a high sugar or high fat food item to mute the sounds is actually not ideal.
Instead, choices that include foods that are rich in fiber or carbs should be
considered. Sure, we want the growling to stop and we want it to stop now, but
a little careful preparation, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice putting junk into
your body to silence your rumbling gut.
With a million thoughts running through my mind every day (I have to start planning for my child's college education! Have to put in more hours at work! Need to clean the house for the in-laws!) you may be asking yourself: “When do
I have time to eat?” My advice to you? Keep plenty of granola and breakfast
bars on hand.
We’ve known for a long time breakfast is the most important meal
of the day, but unfortunately, it’s also typically the most rushed. Snack manufacturers understand the need for
something fast and easy. A look down the cereal aisle will tempt you with a
wide array of offerings to suit just about every taste with few of them actually being good decisions.
From chocolate to nuts, fruit, and more, the creators of
granola bars have stepped outside the box to make flavors as distinct as their
consumers are. Many of their sweet offerings are replete with the fiber,
vitamins, carbohydrates, and even proteins your body needs to start the day. In
the hustle and bustle of today’s modern world, many of us need the health
benefits of breakfast in a handy prepackaged bar. Or, if you’re feeling
especially ambitious, try your hand at making homemade creations.
So, unwrap that bar or indulge in the one you created and
savor the crunch and texture. You
deserve to feed your body with nutritiously fun foods, even if time simple
isn’t available to enjoy a traditional meal. Plus, the boost of energy you’ll
get from this little indulgence will make the decision to eat healthy well
worth it, even when you’re strapped for time.
As you’ll soon discover, it’s possible to lead an active,
productive life without succumbing to poor diet choices resulting from hunger
pangs. Whether we’re preparing for our child’s future,
writing an important paper for our job, or working on a home improvement
project, granola bars ensure we have the energy we need to get through the task
at hand without compromising our healthy eating standards. And those awkward
tummy rumblings will be a thing of the past.