Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
It’s the first meal to fuel your mind and body to get you started for the day ahead of you. If you decide to eat the wrong foods for breakfast, or even worse, eat nothing at all, then you’re sure to run into a downward slope halfway through your day.
What’ll keep you energized and focus throughout the day is a high powered breakfast that’ll keep you motivated. Here are some breakfast tips you should try to keep you going:
Rich in protein
Breakfast foods that pack a lot protein will give you the energy to last up until lunchtime so through midmorning you won’t have to hear your stomach growl. You will be able to focus in class or while studying if you have a full stomach that won’t give out on you a half hour after eating.
Protein-rich Foods you may want to consider eating for breakfast?
Egg white omelets or sandwiches on a whole wheat bagel, turkey or vegetarian bacon or even a protein smoothie to get you nice and full. Try toast or an english muffin with peanut butter and bananas.
Peanut butter is one of those foods that have gotten a bad reputation for being high in fat. Actually, peanut butter is a great source of protein and unsaturated fat.
Oatmeal is also packed with fiber and protein and is a great choice.
Just say no . . . to caffeine
It’s true that caffeine will give you the burst of energy you need, but it’ll also give you the crash that you don’t want later on.
Coffee is one of those things you have to keep drinking again and again in order to maintain that high energy level. Again, a protein smoothie will give you the same energy as coffee without the sluggish feeling later on in the day.
No time for breakfast?
Many college students may feel as though they don’t have time to eat breakfast in the morning—you go to bed late and you wake up early. Sometimes you don’t feel hungry right when you wake up or because you already drank coffee, your appetite is somewhat suppressed.
In order to be well energized throughout the day, set your alarm early to make time for breakfast or whip up something on the go such us yogurt and granola.
Yogurt is a high-energy food that you can take on the go. Look out for low-sugar yogurts. Yogurts that are high in sugar will give you energy, but like caffeine, will have you feeling sluggish later on in the day.
Try buying plain yogurt, throw in some natural granola or cereal and drizzle a little honey or throw some berries in it.