The importance of a healthy balanced breakfast to a successful day cannot be overstated.
Simply put, most people don’t eat the kind of nutritious breakfast they actually need to get an optimal start on their day.
But what exactly is a healthy breakfast? What types of foods can you eat to help you gain the greatest advantage as you begin your day and seek to be successful?
One of the biggest mistakes that people make with breakfast is that they tend to think of the flavor of the meal as opposed to the fuel that the meal will provide.
This is exactly how breakfast ought to be thought of—as fuel for the day.
With that being said, here are a few tips to help you maximize your potential.
1. Skip The Sweet Foods
Doughnuts, muffins, sweet cereals—these are all examples of foods that may taste good, but they probably won’t give you the kind of energy you need for a productive, healthy, satisfying start to the day.
The thing about really sweet foods is that they metabolize quickly, and give you a quick burst of energy due to the sugar. But then, they’ll tend to drop your energy levels quickly after they metabolize.
This will leave you more prone to hunger and a loss of energy midday. It’ll also likely leave you needing to snack throughout the day just to keep your energy levels up.
2. Eat A Well-Rounded Healthy Breakfast
Instead of eating super-sweet foods, consider a breakfast made up of the following:
- A bowl of oatmeal
- Some type of protein (chicken, beef, turkey, etc.)
- 1 or more eggs (either hard-boiled, soft-boiled, or cooked as you like them)
- A piece of fruit
- At least one vegetable
- And a cup of coffee or a glass of water
With a breakfast like this, that’s well rounded out with fats, proteins, some healthy sugar, and some much-needed calories, you can really help to give yourself a head start to your day with energy that will fuel you up without dropping off during the day.
3. Eat Enough Without Overeating
Of course, eating a nutritious lunch is also important.
In other words, you don’t need to overdo it at breakfast.
Don’t eat portion sizes that are too big.
But, with that being said, make sure to eat enough that you get the calories you need without overfilling yourself to the point of lethargy
A great rule of thumb for this is to pay attention to your body as you’re eating.
Try not to watch TV or hurry through your breakfast.
Instead, eat one bite at a time, and pay attention to when your stomach tells you “that’s enough. You’re full now.”
When you reach that point, you know that you’ve filled up and are ready to get started on your day.
There you have it.
3 keys to a healthy breakfast.
Armed with this information, you’re now ready to get out there and make your day as productive as possible.
You’ve got this!
Now get out there and make it happen.