How Do You Break Your Fast?
Is this you?
You wake-up in the morning and the first thing that pops into your mind is:
- I feel fat!
- Why did I eat so much last night?
- I said I wasn’t going to eat dessert or snack after dinner…what’s the matter with me?
- Why do I keep doing this?
- That’s it, I’m going to be so strict today.
You walk out the house with no breakfast and no plan of action except, I’m going to be “good” today.
What do think happens 2 hours later?
I know this scenario so well, because that was me.
What changed? Well, I upped my morning routine game and I stopped beating myself up.
It doesn’t matter what you ate the day before, every morning you my dear, get a FRESH START.
Think about how, in a perfect world, you would want your morning to unfold. For example, I want my morning to feel unhurried, relaxed and peaceful. I want to feel hydrated, nourished and focused. I want to feel ready to go.
First step, I went to bed earlier. Early to bed, early to rise. Second, 15-18 ounces of warm water with a squeeze of lemon first thing in the morning. GET IT IN. Lastly, I experimented with my breakfast, because I knew it was important.
How you start your day and what you eat for breakfast is a game-changer. 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.
Your body deserves the best. And so do you!
When you eat a good breakfast, your day goes smoothly. No growling stomachs, low blood sugar shakiness, overeating, or wandering attention to keep you from nailing those big goals you’ve made for yourself.
When you eat the right breakfast for you, YOU FEEL ENERGIZED, FOCUSED AND READY.
What Breakfast is Right for You? Try this…
One of the best 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 two hours later.
Day one: Eggs with sautéed veggies (spinach and mushrooms are my fav.)
Day two: Bean soup or a bean salad (You can eat any leftover lunch or dinner for breakfast, just something with extra protein)
Day three: Oatmeal
Day four: Just Coffee
Day five: Smoothie
Day six: Fresh fruit
Day seven: Muffin and Coffee
Feel free to repeat the experiment for another seven days with different foods each morning. Check in and notice 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—or pass this offer on to someone you care about!