Do this regularly if you want to maintain a slimmer figure.
Why not good old tapsilog for breakfast? Well, that's ok too. But if your line of work requires you to sit in front of a computer all day long, and perhaps a few elevator trips to some floors in your office building, then that tapsilog may be too much in terms of caloric content --- I estimate it at 800 calories 1, 2, 3 per serving --- and if your body can't burn that, it can transform into fat.
But if you work out like Kim Clijsters and Roger Federer, then, by all means, I think it's ok to feast on tapsilogs for breakfast.
See, what many people do not know is that great dieting means maintaining a delicate balance. It's really simple, but it requires commitment and discipline. The operating principle is: if you can spend or burn what you eat, then you won't get fat at all. However, if what you do all day long is sit in the office, then the only logical thing to do is to eat within your daily caloric requirement.
Your daily caloric requirement4 depends on your lifestyle:
- SEDENTARY - your daily activity consists mainly of sitting, reading, typing, or working at a computer
- LIGHT Activity - you participate in light excercise, such as walking, for no more than 2 hours daily
- MODERATE Activity - you rarely sit during the day and do heavy housework, gardening, or dancing daily
- VERY ACTIVE! - you participate in physical sports such as jogging or mountain-biking each day or you hold a labor-intensive job such as a construction worker or bicycle messenger
The September 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association has a study that reveals that girls who ate breakfasts with cereals are slimmer than those who skipped it. [news story and abstract of the study]
"Not eating breakfast is the worst thing you can do, that's really the take-home message for teenage girls," said study author Bruce Barton, president and CEO of the Maryland Medical Research Institute. [USATODAY.com]
It may be due to the fiber-content of the cereals and the OJ that goes with it. You may not like eating cereals or oats because it tastes like paper. Parang kumakain ng papel. But, that's just it! It tastes like paper because it has fiber. If you examine paper, it's made up of many fibrous elements.
However, unlike carbohydrates which can give you blood sugar spikes after meals, dietary fibers make you feel full, prevent constipation, and can normalize blood sugar levels and reduce blood cholesterol levels.
Here are more helpful links: TIPS IN CHOOSING YOUR CEREALS, FABULOUS FRUITS, and the most important, WHY YOU SHOULDN'T MISS YOUR BREAKFAST
1 - nutritional info of 1 fried egg
2 - nutritional info of beef, top sirloin, cooked
3 - nutritional info of white rice, medium-grain, cooked
4 - calculate your daily caloric requirement