Mel Collie | What should you have for breakfast?
We want cheats and short cuts towards a leaner healthier body. As a health and fitness consultant, one of the common questions is ‘What should I eat for breakfast? ”
As you a dieter, always searching for the solution to your problem, cutting foods, exercising more, wanting fast results in the shortest amount of time…is a dieters approach which you may have done before, and found yourself back at square one again. Frustrating isn’t it?
Body change is not linear or predictable…nor is it fair…damn it!
You are unique, I’ve said that to you before though… because its true.
It takes time, change takes time, and effort, and your results will be different to your best friends efforts or even those results you got last time. Because life has changed, you may have more stress now – with the kids, the house, the job, your relationships, your finances have changed…all these everyday life things affect your hormones which in turn affect your cravings and energy levels.
Your metabolism changes all the time, its not static, the world turns, things change, always.That means you change, every day, you are never the same person twice.
Be flexible in your approach to your diet, your lifestyle, your mindset because you don’t want a one size fits all approach..you are different.
Accept that, then you can truly untie the knots and listen to what your body is saying, what cravings are, if your sleep isn’t happening…why, if you are hungry after eating a carb rich breakfast …why, if you are tired after eating a sandwich at lunch time..why, if drinking coffee is a must to keep you awake and get you going in the morning…why..
Know what your struggles are, where it falls down and begin your journey of being a detective.
I’m not a breakfast person, Im not hungry in the morning, if I do have breakfast I would like to have protein(eggs – omelette/scrambled/poached) and greens (kale/watercress/spinach)- because they fill me up and keep me full until late lunchtime – thats 1 or 2pm, and even then I’m not feeling so hungry that I feel I have to eat something, I can go on until dinner and not eat, just drinking water to keep me hydrated. This means that the protein and carbs I’ve eaten has kept my cravings and energy in check, I’ve found what works for me.
These are my personal preferences, doesn’t mean that it works for you though, you have to be a detective and find out what works for you.
Awareness is key, because you do what works for you.