Lots of people say that they don’t have time for breakfast in the morning, but if you look at how long it has been since you ate your last meal when you wake up it is usually over eight hours or more. That’s an awful long time since what you last ate was fully digested and your body is now ready for more nutrition. A nutritious breakfast will help to maintain your blood sugar levels and stop you reaching for a sugary snack which can lead to your energy spiking and crashing again before lunch making you feel agitated and headachy.
What constitutes a nutritious breakfast? Don’t be drawn in by sugar laden cereals, breakfast bars or expensive pots of granola with yoghurt and honey. These are full of sugar and hydrogenated fats, there are more nourishing choices to support your well-being.
Still think you don’t have enough time in the morning? Consider this: how about making a smoothie with some fruit and vegetables and drinking it on your way to work. You could even make it the night before and then drink it in the morning. Or by simply putting together a bag of nuts and seeds to munch on your journey you are giving your body the right type of fuel it needs to get you going.
Try it and see. Notice if it helps you in your day to feel less hungry and less agitated. You might even notice that you have more energy. And remember to always congratulate yourself for trying out something new.