No Time for Breakfast? Your Metabolism is Starving

“I can’t manage to eat breakfast within 30 minutes of getting up as I have hectic mornings. What should I do?”

I am asked this question a lot. If you can’t have breakfast thirty minutes after waking, then I suggest you do a flip-flop of your meals and have a snack first and then have breakfast later.

Many people have to rush off in the morning. Between getting the kids to school, and getting to work, they just don’t have time to sit down for breakfast. I get it, but we have healing to do so I suggest taking part of your breakfast or your snack within 30 minutes of waking.

Let’s talk through this happening in Phase 1

You could get up in the morning and have a piece of fruit (snack) then sit down and have a full breakfast at snack time. What you don’t want to do is have your body running on fumes as you start your day.

If you’re day consists of having a snack or meal every 3-4 hours, then you need to have an extra snack. So if you get up at 4:30 a.m you may need to have a mango. Then at 5:30 a.m, you would have oatmeal. At 9:00 a.m you would have berries.

If you are one of those who like to workout in the morning, please don’t exercise before putting something in your stomach or you will eat your muscle for fuel much faster than your fat!  Eat a piece of fruit beforehand, then when you’re done working out you would have your breakfast. One of the worst things you can do for your metabolism is workout with no fuel to burn.

Here’s a simple guide to making sure you can get all your meals in on time:

Phase 1

Fruit –>Breakfast –>Snack –> Lunch

Phase 2

Protein –> Breakfast –> Snack –>Lunch

Phase 3

Fat –> Breakfast –> Snack –> Lunch

And the great thing about having things like fruit for breakfast/snack is you can quickly prep it the night before. Break out that ice cream scooper for your cantaloupe – dice up those berries the way YOU like them, and create your own little fruit bowl! The possibilities are endless! What will you try?