Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s the meal that gives you your first burst of energy, it helps to kick start your metabolism and can even help to stop your cravings throughout the day if you eat the right food.
I used to think that grabbing a piece of fruit or a cereal bar was enough for breakfast. It wasn’t until I started seeing a nutritionist and diving deeper into research that I discovered you need to have a proper meal to receive the full benefits of breakfast.
Eating a full breakfast when you wakeup can be a be a real chore, I know it or me, no matter how organised I try to be, eating breakfast before I leave for work just will not happen. But there are methods you can use to help you have that first meal for the day.
Plan Your Breakfast Meals In Advance.
Have a think about what you want to eat for breakfast and choose foods that will benefit your needs throughout the day. Maybe you need to add a particular nutrient into your breakfast or maybe you need a breakfast choice that will keep you fuller for longer.
It’s also a good idea to think about where you are going to eat you breakfast, at home, on the train, or possibly at your desk? Have a list of your meals set so you know what ingredients you will need to buy when you do your weekly shop.
Prepare Your Breakfast The Night Before.
If you are having a smoothie for breakfast, prepare all of your fruit the night before so all you need to do it blend it when you wake up. If you plan to eat cereal at your desk pour your daily proportion into a container and your milk into a milk bottle. Or maybe you want to try overnight oats, you’ll be able to find loads of recipes to try online.
Finding a breakfast meal you enjoy and that you will fit into your schedule can be a tough challenge especially if you are a picky eater. But stick at it, try different recipes and methods of making things. You’ll be surprised how easy it becomes when you get into a routine and find the right foods for you.