3 TIPS TO GET YOUR BREAKFAST HABIT STARTED THIS SUMMER
I’m pretty sure, many of you would admit to skipping breakfast with that excuse » Whenever I eat in the mornings, I wind up feeling much hungrier than if I hadn’t eaten at all » However, what if the reason you aren’t feeling hungry wasn’t because you ate breakfast, but rather, because you ate the wrong breakfast ? Plus, figuring out why you can’t face food in the morning can be tricky. Sometimes it’s also a long-standing habit—you just never got into the breakfast routine. And since you manage to get through your morning okay, you just tell yourself you don’t really need to eat. Maybe you aren’t hungry in the morning because you routinely eat an enormous dinner and snack until bedtime or you just rely on a pot of strong black coffee to get you going.
Where and how can you begin then? I’d suggest you to firstly get up 15 minutes earlier. In fact, an extra 15 minutes in the morning can make all the difference especially to those who are rushed to get out the door. You won’t only have time to make something quick, you’ll also give your system a chance to wake up! This said, start small and light with your breakfast. Go into the habit with small portions of easy-to-digest foods ( Check Migros summer recipes for inspiration, they are sumptuous !) that are nutrient-packed. Try some smoothy fruits, like banana and berries, or a hard-boiled egg with a piece of fruit on the side, it’s a smart and healthy beginning ! In fact, some people with good intentions, seems to be a disconnect with what they consider a healthy breakfast. I usually recommend eating within an hour of waking, if possible. Otherwise, the longer you wait to eat breakfast, the hungrier you usually become, making it harder to be satisfied once you eat. Remember: One of a breakfast’s main purposes is to provide you with fuel after a long break from eating. If you want your breakfast to keep you satisfied, let’s try and keep the mistakes to a minimum.
Finally, remember that any breakfast is better than no breakfast. Certainly, you should eat what appeals to you because there’s no rule that says you have to eat ‘breakfast food’ in the morning. So you might think a few bites of leftover chicken and veggie stir-fry might just do the trick. In another side, many people think they’re not really eating breakfast when they grab ‘just a coffee and a pastry’ at the coffee shop. However, that innocent looking coffee drink coupled with a bran muffin could dump more than 700 calories and 6 teaspoons of grease into your system. Sure a meal with no fat can make you hungry again within an hour but eat the » unsaturated fats » such as a 2 percent-fat yogurt or some nuts to prevent feeling hungry.