Do you feel like you eat a healthy breakfast, but always feel tired or hungry around 10:30 in the morning?
I want to share with you a proven philosophy that can radically shift not only what you chose to eat but how you look at food.
Breakfast Sets the Tone for the Day
No, this isn’t the same tired drivel you’ve heard a bunch of times about how breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
But whatever you do in the morning whether you’re eating a healthy breakfast or running out the door with a scone, will affect how you feel at 10am, Noon, and 2pm. So let’s set ourselves up to WIN by eating a breakfast designed to FUEL us for the day, rather than drain our energy, mess with our hormones, and leave us hangry and tired by noon.
At the end of this article I’ll give you an AMAZING breakfast option that you can make in under 3 minutes. Perfect for your busy life, or when you’re running out the door.
Most people all over the world get this wrong. Not because they’re dumb, but because because advertising is so powerful, and our entire lives we’ve been force fed ads for high sugar breakfasts – cereal, bagels, donuts, pancakes…..the list goes on.
If you’re making one of these Big 3 Morning Mistakes, you have a huge opportunity to increase your energy, productivity and bottom line with just a small tweak, so read on.
Mistake 1: You Under-Hydrate
We burn fat at night by breathing it out. Fat molecules are broken down and then exhaled in combination with moist air. So the more hydrated you are, the easier it is for you body to burn fat. Most of us get up and start pouring coffee into our mouths straight from the pot. This is dehydrating at worst, and neutral at best.
Instead: Get your energy up by drinking at least 24oz of water first thing in the morning.
Mistake 2: You Have Coffee First
When you put coffee in your system first thing in the morning, you’re actually working against your bodies natural rhythm and hormones. Cortisol (the stress hormone) is highest in the morning and then drops off about an hour later. This “stress” hormone is only doing it’s job by helping you get out of bed.
Adding coffee to the mix messes with hormonal signaling and isn’t good if you’re trying to minimize belly fat.
Instead: WAIT. At least 60 minutes to have your first steamy cup of hot bean juice.
Mistake 3: You Eat the Standard American Breakfast
Quick chemistry update. At a cellular level, there’s not much difference between a piece of white toast and a piece of white cake.
They’re both refined carbohydrates, and they break down into fast digesting sugars in your bloodstream. This sets off a chemical reaction involving insulin trying to balance the big hit of sugar, and since you haven’t been active yet, most of that sugar gets tossed into storage. Often this is around your belly and hips.
Instead: Have a high protein and fat breakfast to maintain balanced blood sugar levels.
Easy Breakfast Option: Power Shake
- -2 Scoops (low carb) Protein Powder
- -2 TBSP of Almond Butter
- 1 TBSP Chia Seeds
- -Green Superfood Powder
- -Almond Milk
- -Ice/Frozen Berries
That will keep you full and energized until lunch, so you’ll be able to do your best work in the morning. Allowing you to do your best and most important work of the day.
- Make sure you hydrate before you put anything else in your body. Bonus points for adding the juice of 1/2 lemon.
- Wait! An hour at least before having your first cup of coffee
- Have a high protein and fat breakfast to maximize your energy before noon.