Why Breakfast

Posted on May 1, 2014

Breakfast Anyone?

You have a report due in two hours. Or your in the middle of a mid-term exam or making client calls at work. Bam! Around 10:30 am you hit a wall. Concentration? Whats that?
Hmm….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 micronutrients your body needs to run without a hitch.
So what are you eating each morning (or not eating) 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 better. No low blood sugar shakiness or a wandering attention span to keep you from nailing those big goals you’ve made for yourself.
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 what you ate, how you felt immediately after the meal, and how you felt again 2 hours later.
Day one: scrambled eggs or tofu
Day two: bean soup or a bean salad (yes this is actually a breakfast in other cultures)
Day three: oatmeal
Day four: boxed breakfast cereal
Day five: muffin and coffee
Day six: fresh fruit
Day seven: fresh vegetables (like a saute or a veggie hash browns)
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!
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 at devi@simplywholebydevi.com – or pass this offer on to someone you care about!