What Do You Eat for Breakfast?

The report is due in two hours…or perhaps you’re in the middle of a mid-term exam…or you’re making sales calls. Suddenly, bam! Around 10:30 a.m. you hit a wall. All you want to do is look out the window.

Hmmm…what did you eat for breakfast?

I’m sure you’ve heard this 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 (Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats) and micro nutrients your body needs to run without a hitch. So what are you eating each morning 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…did you eat nothing at all?

Your body deserves so much better than that. And so do you!

When you eat a good breakfast, your day goes smoothly. No growling stomachs, low blood sugar shakiness, or wandering attention 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 two hours later.

Day one: Scrambled eggs or tofu
Day two: Bean soup or a bean salad
Day three: Oatmeal
Day four: Boxed breakfast cereal
Day five: Muffin and coffee
Day six: Fresh fruit
Day seven: Fresh vegetables

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!

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 a consultation with me today—or pass this offer on to someone you care about!

Here’s a recipe that’s little effort and results in a delicious whole grain breakfast:

Bob’s Red Mill Crock Pot Oatmeal
1c. Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats
3c. Water

Put all ingredients in a crockpot set to low before retiring for the night. When you wake up your oatmeal will be ready! Add cinnamon, plant-based milk, drizzle of maple syrup and berries of your choice for a hearty breakfast. Store leftovers in the fridge to warm up during the rest of the week.

©Apr2019 Maryanne Riege, Certified Holistic Health Coach, works with adults and children age 16 and over assisting, supporting, and directing people on their journey toward a healthy lifestyle and diet. Schedule an appointment by calling 262.695.5311