UWS Nutritionist Nicole Glassman of Mindful Health recommends eating breakfast within the first hour of getting up. She says it’s key for blood sugar regulation! If you skip a meal or wait too long to eat, your blood sugar drops and your body begins to store fat for fuel. In addition if you wait several hours to eat your body starts off the day low in energy and in turn, you may have uncontrollable cravings by the end of the day.
Many people complain that they are not hungry first thing in the morning so here are some tips for small, but effective meals:
- Have a small handful of soaked almonds with an apple
- Try a piece of Ezekiel bread with 2 tsp of almond butter
- Have 1 cup of plain organic yogurt with berries
- Try one hard boiled egg with some almonds
- Try a few ounces of goat cheese and some berries
Eating breakfast is one of the most important things you can do for your body and eating it within the first hour of getting up will make an even bigger impact!