Life Goals: Habit 2
Try to eat a balanced breakfast every day.
Starting in college and then continuing on after graduation, it was really hard finding time to eat breakfast every morning. I never woke up early enough to whip something up before class. I was always rushing or busy, which is fine, but then you forget to actually take care of yourself. After years of skipping breakfast, I finally realize the negative cost.
1. At my full time job, we are provided free lunch in our cafeteria. The food we get isn’t crappy at all, it’s actually very well balanced and close to gourmet. (I work at a luxury resort). Problem is, we serve our selves and it’s BUFFET style. It’s hard to control your servings, especially during orange chicken day, or Star Wars Themed Thursday. With unlimited food, I felt so full after every lunch, even if I didn’t eat that much. Apparently by skipping breakfast, you train your stomach to be small, your stomach’s capacity shrinks since you aren’t feeding it in the morning.
2. When you fall into this cycle of not preparing something in the morning, you get so lazy! It is habit forming and sometimes it affects how you go on with your day. It’s rare that I wake up feeling hungry, so my mentality was that I could wait until lunch to eat.
3. Your metabolism slows down. I’ve noticed a slight gain in lower tummy fat which is the hardest area to get rid of!
A week ago I started eating breakfast every morning, and it’s like stepping into a new world! I wake up a little bit earlier to make or pick something up. I realized breakfast food is one of the most delicious meals of the day (waffles, bacon, eggs, cheese, vanilla yogurt??). I actually went grocery shopping for myself too. I get to kick start my metabolism and I’m not feeling full after lunch anymore. Breakfast is such an important and easy part of our days, it’s a bummer that most of us don’t have time for it.
Wake up earlier, and prepare to start your day right. It’s the little things that can make our day a little bit better!