Everyone who reads my blog knows I am not a huge fan of breakfast. In fact, it is the most difficult meal for me to eat.
I’m not hungry in the morning, and I don’t want to eat if I’m not physically hungry. Sometimes when I eat breakfast I feel hungrier through-out the day-another thing I dislike.
A few months back, in attempt to maintain weight, I started forcing myself to take in between 200-300 calories in the morning, pre-workout. This usually came in the form of a protein shake or bar, and a soy latte. To my surprise, my workouts were amazing and the protein (which takes longer to digest) helped to keep me from feeling ravenous all day. Soon I was a breakfast convert…or so I thought.
It took me a good five months to embrace my breakfast eating self, and about three weeks to ditch her. What can I say? Old habits die hard.
Needless to say, I’m trying to find her again. I had a Odwalla bar before I worked out yesterday and half of a another bar, along with a soy latte. Let’s just say I was a speed demon when I set out for my run later.
People say that you should eat breakfast for the sake of your metabolism, but I’m going to say “Poo Poo” to that, and instead offer that you should eat breakfast for the sake of your a.m. workout. There is something very annoying about being mentally pumped to kick ass, then having to turn tail because your blood sugar drops (which is really your body eating its own muscle).
I’m about to eat the rest of the PB, and maybe half a protein bar. It’s not a lot, but it will do the trick. Remember, a quarter tank of gas is always better than a empty tank.