“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” Adelle Davis
Your morning defines the rest of the day. Wake up and start the day feeling refreshed and energized, you will be more likely to have a great day. Start it off feeling sluggish and lethargic, and the rest of your day will probably follow suit. One of the best ways of getting your day off to the right start is by eating well. Here, we are going to share some nutrition tips to help you out.
If you follow just one of these tips, make sure it is this one. You ave probably heard countless times how breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we are going to reiterate it here: breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. You are, quite literally, breaking your fast. You would not expect a car to start without fuel. How can you expect your body, your metabolism and your mind to be working at full power without giving it the necessary fuel to get going?
Consider your morning beverage
The first thing many of us do in the morning is to grab a cup of coffee. It is so easy to pour yourself a cup as good as the ones that you can get in any upmarket coffee shop thanks to Nespresso compatible espresso capsules, and while one coffee is a good way to get a boost in the morning, there are plenty of other things. As soon as you wake up, a big glass of water will give you a good start. Many people swear by a cup of hot water with a slice of lemon to get their digestive system going. Others like a smoothie, packed with oats and fresh fruits. All of these are very good options – just alternate them to get the benefits of all of them.
Pack in the protein
Protein is essential in the mornings. This is because feed your muscles which may have been starved of the much-needed amino acids whilst you have been asleep. Many people get their fix of it by having a protein shake, but a breakfast that contains an egg is a great choice. Why not try an omelette packed with healthy vegetables, or scrambled eggs with some spinach and wholemeal toast, or some oatmeal with fresh fruit and a handful of chia seeds sprinkled on top? If you are short on time, you can make overnight oats the day before and eat them at your desk at work.
Slow it down
Many of us rush in the mornings. We value that extra five minutes in bed or luxuriate in the shower a little longer instead of sitting down to eat and enjoy our breakfast properly. Make sure that you build the time into your mornings to eat your breakfast slowly and savour every mouthful. It is good practise for the day ahead and an opportunity for you to gather your thoughts and get the day off to the right start.