It helps a lot that I plan my meals out each week, and shop for all the necessary ingredients. That makes the “doing” part a lot easier.
As it turns out, the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day has some new science behind it – especially for hormonally challenged ladies.
Breakfast plays an important role in getting your metabolism started for the day. Studies have even shown that people who skip breakfast gain more weight. It’s most likely because when you get your metabolism going, you’ve told your body it’s okay to burn calories. It doesn’t need to go into “starvation mode” trying to conserve calories.
Eating a hormone friendly breakfast can also help balance your blood sugar levels and this boosts your energy for the day. It also sends important nutrients to the brain to keep it healthy. That’s a great counteraction to brain fog, which is a common symptom of perimenopause. Have you got that too!? Getting rid of brain fog by itself is a great selling point for breakfast.
So I’ve changed my behavior to align with my changing body. That means I look for easy breakfast options. I just pop some veggies, fruits, seeds, protein powder and almond or coconut milk into a blender. Or I toast some gluten free bread and top with smashed avocado and goat cheese with chili powder on top! It’s delicious!
So now that the women’s aging research is catching up, we know that skipping breakfast, or eating poor choices like breakfast cereal or a muffin will not serve you. That leads to brain fog, poor decisions, joint pain and overall exhaustion. It’s a much better idea to stoke the metabolism and start out the day on the right foot. Will you join me?
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I started skipping breakfast when I started doing the keto diet. I just had bulletproof coffee and I wasn’t hungry until lunchtime. But if you’re in perimenopause or menopause, that’s probably not the best idea.
I’m not a bad cook, and I enjoy my kitchen, but it’s still a bit of a chore to make breakfast.