What's in Your Breakfast Bowl?

26 January 2017

 

Have you ever had this happen to you:  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?

 

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. 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.

 

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? 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.

 

**WARNING: PLEASE don't eat any of the below foods if you have a known allergy or sensitivity to them!**

 

  • 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!

We are "bioindividuals", meaning we all have unique body composition.  We all have different nutritional requirements so if you try this with a friend or partner or spouse, they may have a different reaction to these foods than you.

 

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! I invite you to connect with me for a Free Health Breakthrough Coaching Session to discuss a more personalized meal plan—or pass this offer on to someone you care about!