Every morning marks a fresh start no matter what happened the previous day. New Year's morning marks an even more important opportunity to begin fresh!
The first meal of the day always helps set the tone. We often skip breakfast, postpone it until after a workout, intermittent fast it out of existence, or we grab for what is readily available—usually heavily refined carb-centric (muffins, bagels, croissants—all easy products to appease our on-the-go culture).
Whether you are trying to lose weight, have more energy throughout the day or tackle a specific symptom, balancing your blood sugar is a great way to begin. The best way to do this is to have a protein and fat breakfast, which often seem limited or uninspired next to a glass-filled case of luscious pastries. But, it’s easy to change up a baked egg, by pairing it with a little chorizo , or consider making a breakfast cheesecake? This Sweet Potato, White Bean and 6-minute Egg Toast boasts specks of garlic, lemon and rosemary to give your mouth a solid wake up call in the morning.
Starting your day with fat and protein every morning offers your circadian rhythm a chance to reset. How we feel in the morning and how hungry we are can give us clues about how to modify our diets. Your body should have a higher amount of cortisol naturally in the morning and adding refined-carbohydrate breakfasts will pump up that cortisol even further and then come crashing down. Even if you don’t wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, a higher fat and protein breakfast will be the first prompt from your blood sugar to maintain it’s consistency at the start of the day through lunch time and put you on the right path to good health for a new morning and for a New Year!