This blog post goes out to all my new clients who have one thing in common, THEY DON’T EAT BREAKFAST!
Now I am in no means pushing facts or saying you need to create a designer smoothie bowl for the rest of your life, I’m just saying start creating small lifestyle changes that will ultimately get you and your body working together.
So why is breakfast so dang important?
1. First and for most its all about feeding your body with the right fuel, and starting the day with a nutrition dense breakfast is the best way to set the ‘tone’ for your day.
2. It jump starts your metabolism out of its sleepy lazy state and provides you with the energy to be your most productive self (Hello Monday morning meetings!)
3. Its an easy step to prevent damage control! Have you ever skipped breakfast, looked at your watch and its lunch/dinner time?! All of a sudden you go into ‘Crap i haven’t eaten a thing all day but I’m exhausted mode‘ and end up eating your body weight in easy to make high energy foods like pasta?
Well darling if you started your day with some good energy sources like oats, fruits or eggs you would’ve probably eaten half of that king size portion.
4. Being anemic, low blood sugar is a real thing! However having generally normal blood sugar levels can STILL be affected if you skip meals, but for the sake of this article we will say breakfast. By maintaining your bloody sugar levels by eating breakfast and small meals through out the day you will not only provide your body with the fuel it needs to get through the day, but also prevent yourself from feeling faint if you get up to quickly (this applies to those who have low blood sugar levels)
What am I meant to eat for breakfast then, genius?
Yes I did just type that, but you were thinking it.
Now if the thought of breakfast makes you feel nauseous, just bare with me here! You dont have to get on the full breakfast train right away, just grab an apple or banana on your way out and then pair it with your cuppa Joe like you would have done anyway.
See? Easy small baby steps.
Option 1 – Oats
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup water or almond milk
1 tsp cinnamon
Cook on the stove (if so add 1 cup of liquid) or 1min30sec in the microwave
Add a small banana and some more cinnamon if you are cray about it like me.
Option 2 – Smoothie
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup oats
1 cup almond milk
1 severing Wazoogle super food blend OR protein powder
Pop all ingredients in your blender and bobs your uncle a fresh smoothie!
Option 3 – High protien
2 soft boiled/fried eggs
1 wholegrain/rye toast
Try and stay away from salting your food to much! I know its tempting but there is SO much sodium in our every day foods as it is, no need to go piling on any more.
Option 4 – The designer smoothie bowl
Seen as though this is the hero of this article I have added the recipe and how to below.
IF you are a smoothie bowl lover, try and keep this option to once a week. I know you are thinking ‘but that’s just a smoothie and some fruit, how is that on the naughty list?’
Sadly to much of anything isn’t always necessary good for you, and in this case its fructose. Fructose is still part of the sugar family, and to much of it can actually be just as bad.
However I am a firm believe in not cutting out anything in your lifestyle, its just about balance and moderation.