29 Jul 2011
Whatever the bad breakfast of choice was, the results were always the same: starting my day off on the wrong foot. My morning workout sabotaged by lack of energy. A sugar high followed by a mid-morning crash where I’m seeking more junk food or wishing they had coffee available in IV form. Or being so famished by the time lunch rolls around that I’m making more bad food choices and over-eating. In the case of the HFCS laden breakfast cereal I may have been set off on a binge. Any and all resulting in a downward spiral of a day all set in motion by bad breakfast choices.
I’ve always heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when we’re trying to lose weight. But I always heard that as ‘eating breakfast is important’. As long as I had something for breakfast I thought I was doing well. After years of ignoring my body and filling it with junk I am now paying attention to its signals, to things like how I feel after I eat foods. This has made a world of difference. My food choices are night and day different than they were 5 to 10 years ago. I now realize that it’s very important for me to choose a breakfast that includes some protein, fiber, and healthy fats. And doesn’t include any over-processed, sugar laden fluff. I now hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and think how important that makes good breakfast choices.