Never in a million years did I think that I would be sat in bed on a Friday morning writing a post about breakfast. Infact more than a million…maybe a billion, even a trillion…you get my point!
As a rule i’m not really a morning eater, I just don’t fancy food anytime before 11ish, unless of course its a biscuit or maybe even a cheeky chocolate bar. Seriously who doesn’t love a good Milky Way to kick start those early shifts at work!
But recently I’ve not been well, and after a quick trip to the doctors and a grotty blood test, i’ve been told to look after myself more, eat small, more frequent meals to try and keep my sugar levels level ( quick FYI that’s not actually whats medically wrong, sill waiting for that bit!) but they think my blood sugar is all over which is what is making me faint and other not so cool stuff!
So this is my attempt at being good – a sugary cereal and fresh fruit in the morning. I’m an absolute self confessed nightmare when it comes to finishing a meal, I’m EXTREMELY slow and if anyone ever comments like “god is that all you’ve eaten, i’ve finished already” thats it, I’m finished, I’m too self conscious to continue! *yes, I have issues! I am a delight to live with!* It’s been known for me to take 2 hours to finish a meal, and by a meal I don’t mean 3 courses…no no, just like your average bowl of stir fry!
Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast (as opposed to the kind containing doughnuts and chocolate) can help give you:
- A more nutritionally complete diet, high in nutrients, vitamins and minerals
- Improved concentration and performance in the classroom or the work
- More strength and endurance to help with everyday life and those pesky gym classes
- Lower cholesterol levels- let’s be honest who actually understands Cholesterol?? But it has to be lower and apparently breakfast helps!
Given that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I’m a newbie at eating it, what’s your recommendations?!