Breakfast is important for folks who are growing, like infants and children up to age 21. Their brains and bodies are growing. At the same time, we also must honor our natural hunger signals. Personally, I wasn’t hungry as a child in the mornings, but I honored my mom’s good intentions by having a grapefruit or toast, or both. Studies show that children do better in school when they have eaten a healthy breakfast.
As an adult, I have tea or coffee with cream and no sugar in the mornings. For the rest of the morning, I drink about a gallon of water with lemons and electrolytes sprinkled in during my heavy morning workouts. I workout about 2.5 to 3 hours or are training clients up and down the San Francisco hilly streets. The morning cream and lots of water keep me satiated until almost dinner. Again, my natural tendencies are to respect my own hunger signals. I’m not hungry in the mornings. If one is hungry in the morning, by all means, eat. Sometimes folks are hungry but don’t have time to get the whole family ready for the day and feed themselves too. It is what it is.
For those who are hungry, a 30 second scramble of eggs and cheese works great, adding in raw spinach or mushrooms for fiber. Literally, this high nutrient dense meal takes 30 seconds in a hot pan! Add butter or olive oil for more good fats.
I keep instant oatmeal packets at home and at work for a simple hot breakfast that only requires boiling water. For more nutrition, add a bit of dried fruits and raw tree nuts and seeds.
For those who like to snack on the go, I say breakfast can be organic non-GMO popcorn tossed with high protein nutritional yeast flakes and ghee. I also toss in mild curry powder for the anti-inflammatory properties.
I hope this helps you with a quick and hot breakfast that is good for you.
-Author and Creator of the Superior Self series