Lisa’s Strategies for “Stuffing My Face” with Healthy Breakfast Foods
By Naomi K.
Do you scoff your food down without thinking twice about what you’re choosing? How aware are you of what time it is when you eat? When Lisa asked me to jot down the foods I’d eaten for a week and note the time I was eating, I realized I was stuffing my face without thinking much. In the morning, in particular, it takes me some time to realize what I just bought when I am craving something sweet or familiar. After talking with clients at the nutrition center, I learned that for most people, breakfast can be as boring as a lecture that drags on and on.
For me, if I do have breakfast, it’s some Greek yogurt scoffed down in the morning in under two minutes!. A truly favorite food of mine, it can be a boring routine. Amidst the breakfast eaters, I learned that many will make the same food choice every day (kind of like my yogurt), others are part of the coffee and pastry sugar and caffeine kick craze, and some will skip the meal altogether. I tried to change my breakfast habits and found out that eating a healthy morning meal does require making some adjustment.
Breakfast is your first meal. Could scarfing down a healthy breakfast food be enjoyable? Eating more slowly was a big step for me to take. I was guilty of mindlessly chowing down the easiest and most readily available food or quasi food in my reach.
When I told New York’s nutritionist, Lisa Cohn about my problem she told me that if I was craving sweets, to stick fruit or some dark chocolate morsels into my yogurt…my breakfast is not boring anymore! Now I get creative! Sometimes I put banana slices, some organic granola or strawberries, or even all three when I get greedy.
I now eat more slowly, am more relaxed and focused on my choices. My mind is clearer and I am naturally energized from breakfast. Does anyone have exciting ways that they make their ordinary breakfast tasty, or are most of you in the same predicament as me? Do you have any breakfast ideas that you can share?
For some drinkable breakfast ideas, check out this healthy breakfast foods list.