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Breakfast of Champions—A wake-up call.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We’ve all heard it, but really, does anyone believe it?

I do. And it’s not just placebo effect.

I was sitting down today going over some school work and going back through the past few weeks of plans. At the end of the day, I usually jot down what went well, what failed miserably, what needs re-teaching, what was flying colors, etc. I also make a quick note of “teacher health”.

Then…I checked my blog.

I was blown away. The days I had a good breakfast paved the way for good teaching. Seriously. Even during the most stressful days when I had so much on my mind, my teaching was more effective after a good breakfast.

Research has shown that a morning meal of complex carbs and protein can do the following;

  • improve cognitive function
  • increase our daily consumption of whole grains and fiber
  • lead to weight loss as fewer calories are taken in throughout the day.

I’ve known about this for a few years, but never really bought into it until I saw how breakfast affects my job…..teaching children.

So, check out my morning.

I wanted oatmeal and eggs—and I try to eat more carbs in the morning/midday hours. Oatmeal is the perfect choice!

naner pb

Naner and cashew butter

 

 

granola

Granola!

 

 

steam

Steam!

 

breakfast1

I added some protein with 2 scrambled eggs with a little salt and pepper.

 

Now, let’s see if I can get through the list of things I need to do today 😉

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Lee

Sunday 28th of March 2010

I am a definite breakfast eater. I don't understand how people don't eat in the morning.

Katie

Sunday 28th of March 2010

That is fantastic that you noticed the correlation! I'm always happy about things that promote breakfast - it's my favorite meal of the day. :-)