Here at Pure Vitality we get asked all the time, “what do you eat?” “Where do you get your protein? What should I be eating?” So I want to give you clarity when it comes to the best way to start your day.
The answer? There is no “one way” that works for everyone. My healthy is not your healthy, so it’s important to listen to your body!
As a way of tuning into your body and learning to listen to its messages, explore eating a different breakfast every day for a week. Jot down what you eat and how you feel, both right after eating and again two hours later. You will start to notice how your energy level, your moods and your physical symptoms are affected by the food in your body.
Day 1: Eggs (Note how you cook them, boiled, fried, scrambled.)
Day 2: Meat (Note whether it’s fish, chicken, or beef) and vegetables
Day 3: Oatmeal or any grain product (Preferrably Gluten Free)
Day 4: Boxed breakfast cereal (Something you would typically purchase for the home)
Day 5: Muffins, waffles, or pancakes (Made from whole grains)
Day 6: Fresh fruit (Can be in the form of a smoothie or raw)
Day 7: Fresh vegetables (Note if you eat the veg raw or cooked)
Example: Day 1, Scrambled Eggs with spices. Right after I ate it i felt a bit heavy, two hours later I felt hungry again.
You may discover from this challenge that you are unusually sensitive to certain foods. A food sensitivity or allergy may be your body’s way of telling you to start eating foods more appropriate for your current life goals.
Marie: I found through my own trial & error, that I do best with grains, veggies, or fruit in the morning. So great breakfast choices for me are oatmeal, fruit smoothies, or veggie juices. (I like to drink my breakfast!)
Becky: I found that when I eat grains, starches, or sweet fruit in the morning, I don’t feel as alert and I get tired and sleepy afterwards. But if I eat some easy-to-digest protein such as soft boiled eggs or fish with vegetables, I feel amazing! High energy level, mental clarity, ready to take on the day! So, great choices for me are lightly cooked eggs with sauteed spinach and onions, or a frittata, or a salad with some protein, etc…
Find out what works for you and share your experience in the coments below!