Here at HealingRadiusPro, we know that health and wellness professionals are busy. Even when you’re using our top-of-the-line, total business management program to save time and simplify managing your center for free, your day can be pretty hectic.
Don’t let a nutritious breakfast slip you by! Without proper nutrients in the morning you could be crashing at your desk with uncontrollable yawning by 9:45! Get energized with the following breakfast tips for steady, all-day energy to get the most out of your day.
Why Eating Breakfast is Important
Starting your day with a meal provides you with nutrients and calories to get you going. If you miss out on breakfast, you may crash and find yourself at the vending machine eyeing a sugary pick me up. Often times, when breakfast is skipped, the calories are made up with unhealthy options later.
Breakfast regulates your blood sugar level, so you’ll maintain a consistent energy level instead of riding a roller coaster of ups and downs all morning.
Plus, without the energy that a balanced breakfast provides you’ll be sluggish! You may not shake morning grogginess until close to lunch time!
However, if you aren’t hungry don’t force yourself to eat. Take a healthy snack with you to eat when you’re ready. If you aren’t hungry in the mornings you may be eating dinner too late, or eating snacks before bed time. Try to eat a little earlier, and replace nighttime snacks with fruit in order to feel hungry in the morning.
What to Avoid for Breakfast
You don’t want a sugary, carb-loaded breakfast pastry in the morning that will raise your blood sugar and then drop it to make you feel hungrier than before. Donuts, muffins, bagels, cinnamon rolls, and more are all irresistible treats that should be saved for an occasional weekend snack or special occasion.
If you eat on the go, you might want something quick and easy, like a cereal bar. But keep in mind that most cereal bars are bad news. They’re filled with sugar and high fructose corn syrup!
Cereals that have a lot of carbs and sugar should also be avoided.
Juice seems like an essential part of breakfast, but are you aware of what’s in most juices? Tons of sugar! Sugar-packed juices will raise your blood sugar, just to drop it and fill you with unnecessary extra calories.
Take it a little easier with coffee. You don’t have to go without coffee completely, but try to drink it black or with less added sugar, syrups, and creamers. Coffee from your favorite café can be loaded with a cup of sugar or more, leaving you with a sugar high and crash.
What to Eat for Breakfast
Enjoy a meal with whole wheat. It doesn’t matter if you have a whole wheat pancake, waffle, toast, or muffin, because you’ll be filling yourself with fiber and energy to face the day.
Replace sugary jams and syrups with an organic, sugar-free peanut butter. Peanut butter is packed with protein to make you feel awake and energized for hours. Plus, peanut butter on a waffle or pancake is simply delicious.
Liven your morning up with eggs that are full of protein and nutrition. There are a million different ways to prepare them, so they’ll never get boring. Boil them, scramble them, make an omelette, or poach them. Adding tomatoes, spinach, or avocado to your egg creation will add even more nutrients to your breakfast for steady, all day energy.
Your morning life isn’t complete without berries! Raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, and more make for the perfect addition to any meal. Add them to waffle mix, your cereal, yogurt, or oatmeal. The possibilities are endless, and we find that to be berry exciting!
Speaking of oatmeal, whole grain oatmeal is full of fiber and nutrition. Eating a bowl of it in the morning will help you get started for the day on the right foot.
If you need something quick and on-the-go, make a fruit smoothie the night before. Use fruits like mangos, berries, or bananas, and add some oats or spinach to help you feel full longer. Also, you can improve the flavor of your smoothie with a low fat vanilla yogurt.
Last, but most important, start your day with a full glass of water. Drinking water will make your body wake up and help you get moving. Sometimes feeling tired is simply due to dehydration, so stay hydrated to keep your body functioning. Plus, water will help your skin look full and firm in the morning.
Get the Most Out of Today with Breakfast and HealingRadiusPro
As a health and wellness center professional, you need to be on top of your game with long lasting energy, so be sure to eat a healthy breakfast and avoid sugar in the morning. Also, use HealingRadiusPro, the 100% free-to-use total business management program that’s full of time saving, innovative features to simplify managing your center.
Allison Barfield is a content writer for Span Enterprises and has been writing since she first learned to hold a pencil, shortly after birth. After graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2013 with a B.A. in media arts she fell in love with marketing. She's been copy writing and managing multiple blogs ever since.