The report is due in two hours. Or perhaps you’re in the middle of a mid-term exam. Or you’re making sales calls. Suddenly, bam! Around 10:30 a.m. you hit a wall. All you want to do is look out the window.
Hmmm…what did you eat for breakfast?
I hate to say, “I told you so,” so I’ll turn to Mom, who has said it countless times: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s the meal that’s designed to supply a third of the macro and micro nutrients your body needs to run without a hitch.
So what are you eating each morning to do all these things? A cup of coffee gulped down on the go? A cup of sugary yogurt and a muffin eaten at your desk? Nothing at all?
Your body deserves so much better than that. And so do you!
When you eat a good breakfast, your day goes smoothly. No growling stomachs, low blood sugar shakiness, or wandering attention to keep you from nailing those big goals you’ve made for yourself. On days when you're not fasting, it's important to have a healthy breakfast which helps balance hormones, minimizes insulin spikes, that can lead to much bigger problems later in life, such as diabetes and other chronic disease.
What Breakfast is Right for You?
One of the best—and most fun—ways to find out which foods serve YOU most powerfully is something called the Breakfast Experiment. For one week, eat a different breakfast each day. Record in a notebook or phone what you ate, how you felt immediately after the meal, and how you felt again two hours later. here is a sample for you to try, switch it up as you see best fit.
Day one: Scrambled eggs or tofu
Day two: Smoothie
Day three: Oatmeal
Day four: Boxed breakfast cereal
Day five: Muffin and coffee
Day six: Fresh fruit
Day seven: Fresh vegetables
For more breakfast ideas, check out my recipes page.
Feel free to repeat the experiment for another seven days with different foods each morning. Which breakfasts made you feel energized? Which ones didn’t? After the experiment, try adding in more of the foods that made you feel great! One of my favorite breakfasts is fresh fruit with freshly squeezed lemon juice, with sprinkled flax-meal (ground up flax seeds) on top.
GET EVEN HEALTHIER!
Would you like to learn how to choose the best breakfasts for you? (And the best lunches, dinners, and snacks?) Are you curious about how health coaching can help you make your own healthy changes? Let’s talk! Schedule an initial complimentary consultation with me today—or pass this offer on to someone you care about!
I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned about more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle,