How Do I Get Into The Habit Of Eating Breakfast?

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If you eat breakfast within two hours of getting up, you’ll surely get back all the energy you used up the day before. If you often skip breakfast, try these small steps to get into the habit of eating a healthy breakfast.

Even if you ate a lot the night before, your body is still low on energy. Grab something to eat if you don’t want to walk around with a foggy mind, tired muscles, and a headache from being dehydrated. Plus, science has shown that eating breakfast helps keep your weight and lowers your risk of heart disease over time.

If you eat breakfast every day, you’ll get more nutrients, be able to focus better, have more energy, and even lose weight. Try the following ideas to get into the habit of eating breakfast.

Eat whatever you want

You can eat whatever you want if you don’t like traditional breakfast foods. For example, you could eat an egg salad sandwich instead of scrambled eggs and toast. Or, you could heat up the leftovers from last night. If you want, you can even have a salad for breakfast. Just try to avoid sugary convenience foods, which can add a lot of calories to your daily diet without giving you much nutrition.

Create Meal Plans

If you don’t plan for breakfast, it won’t happen. People often plan their dinners for the week, even if it’s just in their heads. You could also plan what you’ll eat for breakfast each day of the week. Buy the food you need, and you’ve already won half the battle.

Get your breakfast ready

If you’re in a hurry to leave in the morning, pack your breakfast the same way you pack your lunch. Make it even easier by making breakfast that doesn’t need to be kept cold, so you can put it in your bag or purse the night before. Whole fruits, like an apple or banana, and granola with lots of nuts will stay fresh overnight and are easy to take with you. You could also make a packed breakfast and put it in the fridge (maybe with a packed lunch), so you can just grab it and go.

Step up slowly

If you don’t feel hungry when you wake up, you can start eating breakfast by putting in small amounts of food at first. For example, you could drink a smoothie full of vegetables. To keep the sugar level low and the protein level high, use unsweetened almond milk and/or add a spoonful of nut butter or protein powder. Or you could start with something small, like a banana or a single scrambled egg. Add small amounts of more food as you get used to eating in the morning.

Get ready

Make sure you have everything you need for breakfast ready the night before so you can quickly put it together in the morning. Cut up vegetables for an omelet the night before, wash and cut up fruit, and measure frozen fruit for smoothies. A popular and easy option is overnight oats, which are made by mixing rolled oats with twice as much milk or another liquid and putting the mixture in the fridge overnight. In the morning, add nuts and berries.

If you plan your breakfast, you won’t have to waste time trying to decide what to eat in the morning.

Last Words

You shouldn’t give up even if you’ve tried everything and still can’t get used to eating breakfast. Go slowly instead. For example, you could eat your breakfast in small pieces and nibble on sausage sliders for over an hour. Or you could make a healthy smoothie and drink it for breakfast. Your unwillingness to eat breakfast will go away over time, and you’ll feel better about it.

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About Maki Hojo

Maki Hojo is a student at the University of Michigan. A foodie since birth, she enjoys cooking, eating, photographing, reading about, and playing with any and all types of food. Her idolization of culinary delights is complemented by her active spirit - she enjoys running, swimming, barre classes, and even spontaneous bursts of interpretative dance if the mood strikes her.