Have you ever rushed out the door without breakfast? Skipping this morning meal can not only have bad effects on your metabolism, but also on your mood!
I struggle with low blood sugar if I don’t get breakfast in – the full shakey/dizzy type side effects. But only recently did I learn that it also negatively impact weight, hormonal health, memory, cognition and mood.
I get it though, sometimes, there just isn’t time or maybe you just aren’t in the mood to eat. But you really should consider making breakfast a priority – here’s what I eat to keep fuelled during the day.
Protein – eggs
It is super important to get a portion of protein in for any meal – but especially for breakfast. I normally get eggs in and if I can’t do that, then its a yogurt.
Carbs – Oats
Carbs are getting such a bad reputation at the moment. But speaking from experience – if you cutting all carbs out of your diet and exercising, you are probably doing more damage than good. I struggled with this one personally. Now obviously there are some amazingly bad carbs out there (for me, these are all the white carbs – white bread, white rice, white flour – and all the associated yummy food) and then there are the good carbs (sweet potatoes and other root vegetables, stone ground flour, brown rice, lentils, quinoa to name a few). For breakfast, I normally get a bowl of oats and honey in – a great energy boost for the day!
Every morning I try my best to get a teaspoon of raw honey in – there are amazing benefits that come with eating raw honey that I recently learnt. You can read more on that here.
I love fruit, but it comes with a sacrifice of containing sugar! I’ve also been told that if you are going to consume fruit, that the best time to do so is first thing in the morning (or before lunch at least). I stick with low calorie varieties such as strawberries, blueberries etc
Other things which you can include are nuts, toasted coconut and anything really! Breakfast is a great time to experiment.
And if you are rushed for time, then why not try overnight oats? I have tried this one but I definitely prefer making breakfast fresh in the morning!
What do you do for breakfast?