Breakfast isn’t for everyone and if you’re one of those people who just can’t eat in the morning, you know what we’re talking about. While not eating in the morning might feel natural for you, it can also lead to overeating later in the day. That’s probably not what you want, right?
It can be hard to force yourself to put some food in your mouth when all you’re really craving is coffee or tea, but the trick is to get your body accustomed to eating in the morning. Once you get used to it, eating breakfast will feel completely natural, in fact, your days won’t feel complete without it!
So what can you do to become a breakfast person?
Well, for starters, you can take on our 5 day breakfast challenge – we promise you will learn to love breakfast after this:
Day 1: Oatmeal
It’s quick to make and tastes delicious, especially if you add some honey, cinnamon or berries. It’s not only tasty but healthy as well – oats contain beta-glucan, a type of fiber that’s been shown to help lower cholesterol when eaten regularly. They’re also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium. Plus, if you add raspberries, this might just become your favorite meal of the day! In case you feel like getting creative with your oats for breakfast, here are a few oatmeal recipes you’ll love tasting.
Day 2: Greek yogurt
It’s rich in calcium and boasts plenty of protein—nearly twice as much as regular yogurt. This means you will feel full for a longer time, which means you’re less likely to get hit by those chocolate cravings before lunchtime. Plus it tastes so smooth and light you risk getting highly addicted to it. Add fruit or oats for a super tasty combo that will turn even the greyest of Mondays into a summer vacation.
Day 3: Grapefruit
More like “great fruit!” Some studies suggest eating half a grapefruit before each meal may help you slim down faster, thanks to the fruit’s fat-burning properties and its beneficial effect on blood sugar and insulin levels. Even if you’re not trying to slim down, grapefruit is still a great choice – it’s hydrating, filling, and packed with immunity-boosting antioxidants. Not bad for starting the day, right?
Day 4: Bananas
It’s day four so go bananas! Besides being super tasty bananas are one of the best sources of resistant starch, a healthy carbohydrate that keeps you feeling fuller longer. If you have time, add apples and oranges and you have a deliciously refreshing fruit salad! Or you can cut it up and combine it with some healthy oatmeal. You can also cut up a few bananas into your blender, add some greek yogurt and honey for a delicious morning smoothie!
Day 5: Ice cream
Just kidding, did you think we were serious? It’s breakfast we’re talking about! A great breakfast classic to try for day five are eggs! They’re full of proteins and vitamin D, plus you can really have fun with all the cool egg recipes out there, and there are plenty of different ways to prepare them.
We hope these 5 delicious days will make you a newly declared breakfast fan, or simply help you shake up your usual breakfast routine.