Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It breaks your eight to ten hour fast, depending on how many hours of sleep you received that night. Breakfast is the meal that starts your day off right, or wrong, depending on what its made up of. Different foods can have a multitude of effects on you. Wouldn’t you love to know what foods make you alive and perform your best, as well as those foods that make you sluggish?
This experiment will help you tune into your body and notice the foods that work best for you. No two people are alike, therefore can be expected to thrive off the same morning meal. Some people feel best after a bowl of oatmeal while others feel ready to start their day with a veggie omelet.
For this experiment you are going to choose seven different meals for the seven days of the week. For each of the seven days keep a diary of what you eat. Notice how you feel both after the meal and then two hours later. Pay attention to the activities that you are involved in as well. Do certain foods work better for certain activities? Maybe a bowl of cereal and fruit works best for those days you must be focused and alert, while a banana and peanut butter smoothie works best for the mornings you go for a jog or attend a sweaty power yoga class.
Once you have successfully completed this experiment and are knowledgeable about the foods that make you feel your best, expand your experiment to include the others meals and snacks of your day. Become the expert Sherlock Homes of you and your dietary needs.
Check Purely Nourished’s recipe section for healthy breakfast options.