Do you set the bar high for yourself when it comes to your career, your relationships and your family but not when it comes to your breakfast? Are you eating a granola bar and downing coffee to start your day? If so, you might want to reconsider your morning routine, my friend. That 2 calorie coffee could be driving up your stress hormones and making it harder to release the extra weight. Not to mention that skipping breakfast and irregular eating habits can lead to a slow metabolism and hormone imbalances, particularly in us women. Read on to find out how you can give your metabolism and hormones some love!
First off, let's address the elephant in the room: irregular eating habits can wreak havoc on your body. Think acne, weight gain, and blood sugar imbalances. So, what's the solution? Eat three meals a day, baby! And make sure you're starting the morning with a nice, big, scrumptious breakfast that'll set the tone for the rest of your day.
Now, I know what you're thinking. "But I'm not a morning person!" "I don't have time for breakfast!" "I hate breakfast foods!" "I’ve been fasting and skipping breakfast and I feel great!" Trust me, I've heard it all. But the truth is, if you’re skipping breakfast or worse…. drinking coffee for breakfast…then your body has to get its energy from somewhere else and it does that by pumping up your stress hormones.
Sure, stress hormones may make you feel alert and focused in the morning but they also age you, break you out and keep that extra layer of fat on you (especially your belly). You can only run on stress hormones for so long before your body totally burns out physiologically. Unfortunately that's not something you can bounce back from just by taking a few bubble baths. It can take months and sometimes up to a year to see improvement after a big burn out. Your body needs fuel to function at its best, and that means breakfast is non-negotiable. So, let's make it fun!
Picture this: some avocado toast with sunny-side-up eggs and a side of juicy berries. Or, how about some chia seed pudding with a dollop of almond butter and coconut flakes? Yum!
Not only will these breakfast creations satisfy your taste buds, but they'll also give you sustained energy throughout the day. And say goodbye to those pesky stress hormones! When you fuel your body with a nutritious breakfast, you'll feel more focused, productive, and confident.
So, let's sum this up! Here's what you need to do:
1) Take care of yourself.
2) Eat three regular meals per day.
3) Preferably at the same time each day.
4) Make your breakfast big and skip the coffee
So, rise and shine, breakfast lovers! It's time to make your morning routine something to look forward to.