How important is breakfast?
Do you find yourself skipping breakfast because you’re too busy? Struggling to manage your food cravings during the day? I hear this so often.
I appreciate that with the fast pace of life in London, it can be difficult to manage and maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle. It may be a struggle juggling work, life admin, making time for family and friends, exercising enough, getting enough sleep, and getting the right nutrition to fuel your body.
In my experience making sure I eat breakfast plays a key role in how I function for the rest of the day.
If I start the day with something too sugary my energy is up and down all day and I crave more carbs and sugar. This does not make for a productive day or helpful in making the right food choices throughout the day. I’m sure this will sound all too familiar to some of you. So, I thought I would share with you what I find best to eat in the morning. I quite often hear the excuse ‘I don’t have time for breakfast’ which leads to grabbing something unhealthy at some point in the morning. Eating a balanced breakfast that’s right for you doesn’t have to be time-consuming.
Eating breakfast is important for many reasons:
- Kick starts your immune system
- Keeping your blood sugar levels balanced for the day and therefore keeping your energy levels steady.
- Helps manage food cravings.
- Helps with concentration and productivity.
Common breakfast mistakes:
Typical breakfast foods: toast, cereals, muffins, waffles, and breakfast sandwiches most of which are highly processed and high in sugar. These will not sustain you until lunchtime, in fact, they are a metabolic disaster.
It is also important to think about the quality of your ingredients, organic, pastured, and grass-fed, especially when it comes to meat, eggs, and dairy.
I am often up at 6 am so I do need something quick, easy, and tasty that will sustain me until lunchtime. Alternatively, you can keep some boiled eggs in the fridge and have two of them on the go or avocado with some pink Himalayan salt and a squeeze of lemon juice if you need to stop it from going brown. If I’m really hungry I will have both eggs and avocado.
My top breakfasts:
A smoothie – a balanced smoothie (not just all fruit, it needs some protein and fat)
Eggs and/or avocado
A slice of fresh sourdough with eggs.
My favorite mid-morning snack is either a piece of fruit or a carrot salad I make in the morning.
Have an amazing week.