Your Mother Told You So…
Picture this; that report is due in two hours, or you’re in the middle of a mid-term exam, or you’re making sales calls, when suddenly; BAM! It’s10:30 a.m. you’ve hit a wall. All you want to do is look out the window, and all hope of concentration is lost. Why?
Hmmm…let’s see, what did you eat for breakfast?
A cup of coffee gulped down on the go? A cup of sugary yogurt, and a muffin eaten at your desk? Nothing at all?
If you answered yes to one of these, or they sound similar to your usual fare, then I think we’ve found the problem. Your body deserves so much better than that. And so do you!
I hate to say, “I told you so,” so I’ll turn to Mom, who has said it 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 and micro nutrients your body needs to run without a hitch. It’s your brain fuel.
When you eat a good breakfast, your day goes smoothly. No growling stomachs, low blood sugar shakiness, or mind wandering to keep you from nailing those big goals you’ve set 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 what you eat in a notebook, how you feel immediately after the meal, and how you feel 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!