If you find yourself skipping breakfast on a regular basis, following these simple steps given in this article can help you to build a healthy breakfast routine.
“The essential meal of the day is breakfast!”
“Eat breakfast like a king!”
“Start your day with diamonds for breakfast and sparkle all day!”
These are the words of experts to live by for everyone. But what if you are among the ones who often forget to have breakfast every day? When you hear such words, you may immediately feel guilty. You’re aware that you need to take the breakfast, but it’s hard after you’ve been awake for hours and your stomach hasn’t awakened.
You already know how essential breakfast is and how the appropriate foods in the morning can help you shine all day and stay energetic. So, what’s the matter? Why are you not hungry in the morning? Is there any method to get into the habit of eating breakfast?
The actual answer is a big YES, and it is those things that you can do to get started with a breakfast habit that is being discussed in this short article on how to start your breakfast habit.
Starting A Breakfast Habit
It might be difficult to figure out why you can’t eat in the morning, and it could be a habit that has been in place for a long time. Since you made it through the morning without incident, you convince yourself that you don’t actually need to eat. Perhaps you aren’t hungry in the morning because you have a large meal and then nibble till bedtime. Maybe you don’t care for breakfast food or prefer to start your day with a strong cup of black coffee.
Those who don’t have breakfast have probably heard all the reasons why they should strive to change the habit. But, just in case you forgot, here’s a little refresher. You’ve gone a long time without eating when you get up in the morning. This long break may at times be like losing touch in something you do pretty often.
Have you noticed that sometimes when you do not talk, drink or eat for a while? When you eat or talk after a long break, you might feel a slight ache in your jaws? Just like that ache in your jaws that pops up when you do not move your mouth and jaws for a while, your stomach may also ‘lose touch’ or get out of the “habit” when you do not eat for a while. The key to solving this issue is ‘start small.’
Your body has been using stored energy to keep you functioning while you’ve been sleeping. You won’t have the mental and physical stamina to go through your workout and your workday if you don’t fill up your tank in the morning. Not only that, but eating breakfast is linked to improved weight management and a healthier diet in general. Breakfast is consumed nearly every day by the vast majority of those who have lost weight and maintained it.
If you skip the morning meal, you will end up with fewer proteins and more sugar and fat. So, to sum it up, if it is weight loss goals that got you to stop having breakfast, stop right there with that bad habit because not only are you not going to lose any significant weight by skipping breakfast, but you are only going to further worsen your health by not having breakfast.
So, it is always the best way to go by, test having a light breakfast, if you cannot have it rich and heavy. Skipping breakfast is, in all cases, a big no-no. Here are some ideas to help you consume healthier in the morning to shine throughout the day long.
Begin with Light Breakfast
Sometimes having a heavy breakfast might seem to be too heavy a task, and this can make you quit having breakfast altogether again. So, if you are generally not very hungry in the morning, then make breakfast a ritual rather than a need and have something light and quick.
Start with modest servings of nutrient-dense, easy-to-digest meals to ease into the habit. A shake of protein, including fruit and a spoonful of cottage cheese with no fat or hard-boiled eggs with a piece of fruit served on the side are all great alternatives.
It is always the best way to go about breakfast by making it protein-rich. Having a sugary or carb-rich breakfast may make it sound or feel good initially, but in actuality, it does more harm than good to you. All that sugary energy will drain out by the time you reach the office and leave you exhausted or tired way before time for lunch. Protein is essential because it not only keeps you full but it also keeps you intellectually awake.
Make Your Breakfast into Small Snacks
You don’t need to eat your whole complete breakfast meal all at once, and it is perfectly alright to take a peaceful meal approach towards breakfast. You can choose to Sip on your breakfast shake or smoothie throughout the morning, sip by sip until its time for that 11.00 o clock meeting or second session in school, or you can have your cottage cheese stake or boiled egg first thing for breakfast and your fruit or cereal an hour or so later.
Get Up 15 Minutes Earlier
If you do not have the habit of cooking and/or having breakfast in the morning, and if you are starting it now, we would suggest you start waking up 15 minutes early in the morning along with starting the breakfast habit. This is because getting breakfast from outside is not a sustainable nor healthy idea to make it habitual. So, it would be the best idea to expand your day by 15 or 30 minutes and make your own breakfast and enjoy it as you start a new day.
A few extra minutes in the morning could create significant changes that you’re expecting, particularly for those who have to leave immediately after waking up. You will not only have time to quickly whip something up for breakfast, but you will also get an opportunity to give your whole body and system a chance to wake up and get started for the day.
Eat What You Like
There’s no law requiring you to consume ‘breakfast food’ first thing in the morning. A few nibbles of leftover chicken and vegetable stir-fry may suffice. The trick is to eat what you enjoy and find fascinating. Starting a new habit in itself can be challenging enough, so don’t go pushing yourself further by trying to have strictly restrictive or extremely health-conscious breakfast dishes. Just eat what you love to and eat what you wish to.
Not Just a Coffee and Muffin
When I said, “Go for what you want and what appeals to you,” I didn’t mean anything at all. When they go to the coffee shop for “just a coffee and a croissant,” many individuals believe they aren’t actually having breakfast. However, that innocent-looking coffee drink combined with a bran muffin might pack up almost 700 calories and six teaspoons of fat. This will undoubtedly draw you back and cause more harm than good to your body.
So, think about what you’re about to eat before you take a bite. It might be beneficial to avoid a lot of carbohydrates in the morning. Replace the coffee with a fruit smoothie and the muffin with a cooked egg, and you’ve got yourself a nutritious breakfast in no time.