I love eating, but I don’t always love or feel like eating in the morning. Parched from the night, I usually down 32 ounces of ice cold water and then top that off with a freshly brewed cup of coffee from my Keurig. The point is, I don’t usually want to eat breakfast, but I always do.
Not eating breakfast is not an option. No matter how much you don’t feel like it, no matter how many ounces of liquid you might have had, and no matter how rushed you might be to get out of your house in the morning, you must eat breakfast. Fit people (read: healthy) eat breakfast. Everyday. No excuses.
Not only does eating breakfast rev your metabolism for the day, it puts fuel in your body, equipping you with physical energy and mental clarity. There is no amount of caffeine that can replace what good food does. Moreover, there is absolutely no excuse to not be educated on what you should and shouldn’t be putting in your body. You have full ownership over what is put in your body and what isn’t, so accept ownership and make wise choices.
How do I motivate myself to eat breakfast when I don’t feel like it, you may ask? I recite a phrase borrowed from Tim Ferriss’ ‘The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
(which I highly, highly recommend), “30 in 30”. My body thrives (and stays lean) when I eat 30 grams of protein within the first 30 minutes of waking up. I didn’t want to eat this morning, but “30 in 30” echoed in my ears and called me to action.
Remember, if you want change, you need to change what you’ve always done. Change your breakfast eating habit and let “30 in 30” rev your metabolism, lose body fat and boost your energy for the day.