EAT SOME BREAKFAST, CHANGE THE WORLD
Do you experience:
Early morning classes?
Trouble getting your kids out the door to school (along with the morning melt downs that come with)?
A little too much snooze button?
And then, to top it off, breakfast...the most important meal of the day? Seriously?
It is all rather complicated and can often feel impossible. I know that mornings (especially getting a healthy breakfast!) can feel like an uphill battle that you don't want to fight, but trust me, it does not have to be a struggle...
There are some important aspects of what to eat to ensure a healthy breakfast and a few important science-based reasons to avoid skipping breakfast. I thought I would share some with you today (along with some easy and healthy breakfast ideas).
HOW TO EAT HEALTHY BREAKFASTS ON BUSY MORNINGS?
Balance your macronutrients. Be sure to include proteins, fats and healthy whole carbohydrates for healthy and stabilized blood sugar (keeping those sugar cravings at bay all day!)
Try simple protein-based green smoothies for busy mornings (avoid frozen or super cold breakfasts as they are hard on your digestion. Simply warm up your frozen fruit a bit before blending).
Choose well rounded plant-based or animal proteins to boost your metabolism and elevate your energy.
Make quick and easy portable go-to breakfasts (so you don't throw in the towel on breakfast all together!)
Prep some overnight grab-and-go breakfast favorites (hello chia pudding)
Dinner for breakfast? Absolutely. Warming soups and broths do wonders for your digestion in the morning and are often packed full of veggies to boot!
WHY TO NOT SKIP BREAKFAST?
Eating breakfast kickstarts your metabolism
Eating breakfast helps you focus A LOT better throughout the day(kids included)
Skipping breakfast has been shown to drastically increase your food intake later in the day
Skipping breakfast exacerbates your sugar cravings (hello late night pint of ice cream!)
Skipping breakfast is linked to weight gain, migraines, brain fog, afternoon drops in energy and of course a hangry attitude that is more irritable, short-tempered and cranky.
Ultimately, there is no one-way approach to health and vitality, and for the occasional person, skipping may work, but almost everyone (biochemistry included) feels better with a smart and satiating start to the day.
If time and efficiency in the morning are your biggest breakfast obstacles, be sure to scroll down and explore some of my favorite simple and satiating breakfasts. I have you covered!
P.S What are your biggest morning challenges? Tell me in the comments below!