One of the biggest downfalls for people whom are trying to make healthy lifestyle choices is the failure to plan ahead or to wake up just a little bit earlier to make sure they start out their day in their favor. Most people think that starting out their day in their favor is to hit the snooze button about 3-5 times so they get more sleep. In fact, you’re not getting good rest by doing this. Plan your meals the night before or wake up early enough to set yourself up for success! Morning coffee is not bad (as long as you are not having a little coffee with your creamer and sugar). You should eat small portions ever 3-4 hours. Another thing that is not very common is to have protein for breakfast. Yes, carb foods like oatmeal or cereal are known as “brain food,” but especially if you have to wait until the late afternoon to eat again, your glycemic index well plummet. By starting your day with carbs, yes you have quite a bit of hyper energy, but you will quickly decline come 11am-1pm (assuming one wakes up fairly early). So, start off the day with protein…a shake or maybe eggs. Yes, a protein shake sounds very boring but there are delicious recipes out there and they can be easy to grab and go if you make it the night before. Also, eat within about an hour of waking up. This is difficult for some people, as they are not hungry for awhile after waking up. Do this, and you will start to wake up your metabolism, which is very important (also why you should eat every few hours).
I hope this can help everyone start their day off on the right foot! Happy Thursday!