it has something to do with how active I have been the day before. I just know that when I don’t feel hungry I will wait a little while before I eat breakfast. I don’t force myself to eat and often times just a little something at breakfast goes a long way, especially if it is a protein with a whole grain.
These days, I don’t tend to eat anything significant past 9pm the night before, as you’re not generally active enough in the evening to burn it off and won’t wake up feeling hungry for breakfast. I also set an alarm for an hour before I plan to go out the door for work, which gives me enough time to carry out a morning routine.
I exercise before breakfast, which usually makes me pretty hungry/keen to re-energise. As for breakfast itself, I either make things which can be prepared the night before (Joe Wicks has a few recipes for overnight oats and quinoa) so that breakfast prep isn’t a burden or make sure all the ingredients I’m planning to use are easily accessible, to make the process of making my breakfast as easy as possible.
I suppose another way of approaching it is to ask yourself why breakfast seems like a chore and why you’re not hungry. Find your answers and you can start implementing changes to your life that will remove these hurdles from the equation.
something sweet, a piece of dried fruit, a small fruit, not an orange, it’s too much. your stomach starts waking up.
a slice of bread, ehole grain, not white, with some butter and a slice of cheese. eat slowly, chew well, it’s important for the body to realize there is food comming in. Something to drink, a cup of tea.
breakfast is not for the hunger in, it’s to get the system started.
But if you are not used to have breakfast it’s quite normal not to feel the urge of eating when you wake up. Personally speaking I got the habit since always but a good advice is to:
1) wake up a little earlier, maybe take a shower or get ready to go out, it will make you hungrier, because you give your stomach the time to wake up
2) drink some water as soon as you wake up, it’s good and opens the stomach
3) start small, you don’t need a huge breakfast, start with some fruit and coffe or tea and maybe some buiscuits or anyways something small and easy to partition to eat, if you don’t exaggerate and go incrementally you won’t feel sick and in time you’ll get the habit, then you can move to whatever you feel like eating
4)breakfast should make you happy! Personally I take it as a time to myself before dealing with the world, a quiet moment between sleeping and doing things and worrying about my day, so at night I can’t wait to have breakfast on the morning, especially if I have something good to eat!
These advices come from my personal experience and of course everyone is different, shape your breakfast according to your habit and don’t put too much pressure on it c:
Making breakfast is less of a chore if I don't have to make any big decisions about it. That's why I eat practicaly the same meal every morning, with small variations (different cheese, for example) so as not to get bored.
The second suggestion is to drink plenty of water. The five remaining suggestions are spices. Use caraway, cayenne, fennel, ginger, peppermint.
Try adding some ginger to your orange juice, or add mint oil to your grapefruit juice.
Also, try preparing something ahead of time so that you can have a hassle free breakfast. One idea is to prepare all your breakfasts for the week on one day.
and at first steps I was preparing a sandwich and eating that at my office.
Now to the second problem, try skipping dinner. If the body has exhausted its resources by the end of the night, and if you don't eat dinner, it'll be the same as an IF diet. You'll lose weight, and eventually, you'll start feeling very hungry in the morning.
It will be hard at first but start with something simple and fast and you'll get used to it
Emotionally I was not always certain I wanted to engage with the day and hence my lack of appetite- a lack of self nourishment.
Intellectually I believed that it was better to exercise on an empty stomach and eat later.
Make sure you are getting 8hours sleep.
If you eat dinner at say 7pm go to sleep at 10pm and wake up at 6 or 7am your body should be hungry and wanting to 're-fuel'. Also if you are still finding it difficult try to eat a lighter breakfast such as a small bowl of cereal or toast or some fruit. Adjust to suit your work hours etc. I hope this will help! 😊
If you wanna make it even more fun weather permitting sit outside or have breakfast in bed. I like to treat myself to an inner child breakfast of my favorite kid cereal and make up a playlist of my favorite Saturday morning cartoons I would watch as a kid before school. Best part of that it it reminded me why I loved breakfast and why I should eat it.
I need that fuel to help me play and learn and if I don't eat I'm tired and irritable till lunch.
Make breakfast a habit and of course if this has been a long term thing please see a doctor to make sure you're not diabetic or have other health issues.
Another option would be to have some nuts with the water, which sort of ‘kick starts’ your appetite. I’ve only needed that option when I had to wake up extra early for hockey games!
So start with getting good bfast. Meal preps in the night would be a good idea. Else keep smoothies in fridge, like banana oats shake. Eating fruits or even a glass of milk in the morning would be a good start too.
There are days when I skip bfast, but the objective is to reduce the number of such days. So every day you have bfast, you are working towards this objective — one less bad day
Grab a fruit or a granola bar.
What foods do you like? Look at the list of foods that Fabulous offers you and pick one of them. Maybe do half the work required to prepare breakfast the night before so that you're all the more motivated to eat in the morning. Keep your plates, mugs and cutlery out at night itself.
Play happy tunes that get you up on your feet.
Then enjoy the meal.
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