In our day and age, breakfast is a meal that is often ignored, and wrongly so. Millions of Americans opt out of what is traditionally known as "the most important meal of the day" for several different reasons: too busy, not enough time, not hungry, too lazy, etc. Well, this attitude towards breakfast certainly needs to shift in order to continue having a happy, healthy life.
No More Excuses!
The excuses end here. Being a breakfast skipper does nothing for you, but it does several things to harm you. First off, you need breakfast to kickstart your metabolism for the day. "Breakfast" literally means to "break the fast" that you've been having during the time when you are asleep and not eating. People who generally eat breakfast have better weight control, as well as concentration and focus at work. Breakfast benefits your body and your productivity. Not bad, eh?
So... why have you not been eating breakfast? That's the real problem here. Do you not have enough time in the morning? Are you too lazy to make it? Do you not like any of the "breakfast" foods? Well, I've got some solutions for you.
1. Wake up earlier. Setting your alarm fifteen minutes earlier to eat will not kill you. Most of us spend a good bit of the morning simply staying in bed anyway. If you wake up earlier, or if you just get up instead of wishing you were asleep, then your time problem issue is solved.
2. Realistically think about time. How long does it take to toast something like bread or a bagel? How long does it take to spread some jelly, butter, or cream cheese on it? Not longer than three minutes. Cereal and milk? Thirty seconds. Just cereal? Fifteen seconds. How long does it take for eggs to cook? At the longest, five minutes. Hence, breakfast does not take an extremely long time to prepare. Your "not enough time" excuse has now been rendered invalid.
3. Try new things. Honestly, it's basically impossible to not like a single thing for breakfast. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and while I do get tired of certain meals, there is always SOMETHING for me to eat.
Here is a lit of some common breakfast choices to help start your day off right:
Cereal- There are so many different cereal options available. If you haven't already, explore the cereal aisle at your local grocery store.
Toaster Foods- this covers that broad range of things that can be toasted in, well, a toaster. This includes bread, bagels, English muffins, etc.
Fruits- Fruit alone is not a breakfast to me, but eating something is better than eating nothing. Bananas are rich with potassium, apples are loaded with natural sugars (fun fact: an apple will wake a person up better than a cup of coffee will), and pears, oranges, melons, berries, and many, many others will provide a good start of the day. They taste great, and it's a quick grab-and-go.
Yogurt- There's a current fad with eating Greek yogurts nowadays. DO IT. They taste delicious, come in a variety of flavors, and are full of proteins. If Greek yogurt is not for you (texture, taste, smell) then regular yogurts are still great.
Pancakes, waffles, french toast- This delicious trio is what I always think about when I go out to breakfast. Toast them as you would any other "toaster food" or microwave them. Syrup is an excellent companion, whether you like "all natural" or "all sugar"- just be sure not to drown your meal in the stuff.
Drinks- There's the classic coffee, but if you aren't into that then there are a wide variety of beverages to help start your day. I'm talking about orange juice, apple juice, grape juice, etc. There's also the classics: milk and water. Milk is loaded with calcium, and water is essential for life, so remember to stay hydrated. Don't forget options like tea, iced tea, and freshly squeezed lemonade.
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