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Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal?
Many of my clients throughout the years have told me that they just aren’t breakfast people.
They don’t like to eat in the mornings, and even say that they feel sluggish after breakfast.
Can you relate to this?
Maybe you don’t wake up hungry and ready to eat, or perhaps you prefer to have tea or coffee before your meal.
I used to do this.
I commonly binged at night, feeling too full and bloated in the morning for breakfast, then I would fill up on tea to prevent hunger.
But you know what almost always happened?
My hunger would catch up later in the day, resulting in binge urges all over again.
If you do this too, let me help you break the cycle. In this email, I’ll address the reasons you need a good breakfast, and some simple ways to incorporate it into your routine, even if you feel reluctant at first.
First, let’s address the most common reasons why people don’t eat breakfast:
- Eating too much at bedtime (commonly associated with binging)
- Rushing out the door without allowing time to eat
- Filling up on coffee or tea
- Exercising first thing in the morning, not wanting food first
- Being busy, it can be an easier time to restrict
If you feel that you’re better off not eating breakfast,
let me give you some reasons to rethink your morning habits.
Eating more food earlier in the day sets you up for an almost immediate reduction in nightly binge urges. A balanced breakfast also helps stabilize moods by helping you avoid blood glucose crashes in the late morning.
You may find that you think more clearly and are more productive when you eat breakfast. Additionally, if you exercise early in the day, you’ll find that you have more energy and perform better when you aren’t in a fasted state.
So how you can start adding breakfast if you don’t feel like it? Here are a few simple tips to help you get started.
- Try simple foods that are palatable, such as toast and eggs or a smoothie.
- Prepare your food the night before to make things convenient in the morning.
- Start slowly. You don’t have to eat a big breakfast to feel the benefits of eating in the morning. Try a small portion and increase it slowly over time.
- Give yourself a 2 hour window to start feeling hungry, rather than trying to eat right away.
- Limit your coffee or tea intake so that you aren’t filling up on liquids and restricting food.
As far as whether or not breakfast is most important, it really can be a game-changer when it comes to preventing binge urges later in the day. For some people, it does prove to make the difference between a day of binging or a successful day in recovery.
I hope these ideas help you get started with eating a balanced breakfast.
I would love to hear about your success and challenges!
In love and light,