By Travis

In our first sessions, many of our clients in the nutrition program mention they usually skip breakfast, choosing to drink coffee instead. The caffeine may seem like a quick fix to wake up, but it’s not the best way to start your day, given its nutrient-lacking nature and dehydrating effect.

Now, I’m not advocating for mornings without coffee! It’s all about balance. To maintain stable blood sugar levels in the morning, enjoy your beloved coffee alongside a nutritious breakfast that includes proteins, carbs, and a bit of fat. Delaying your first meal can lead to a drop in blood sugar, impacting your stress management and focus. Plus, breakfast kickstarts your metabolism, so let’s get those calories burning!

For those who regularly break the overnight fast, this first meal is often loaded with excess fat, sodium and sugar. Fortunately, it is simple to quickly build a healthy breakfast if you have a plan. Of course, your plan will require some action steps, like acquiring the necessary grocery staples, and carving out the 5-15 minutes needed to prep and eat your meal when you get up.

What should be on the menu? It definitely should be something you enjoy eating! Tasty waffles or pancakes can be a healthy win, using a simple recipe that incorporates your fave protein powder(plant-based, whey or collagen, whatever your preference). Balance it off with a serving of berries, or try cucumber slices for a serving of fresh veggies.

Overnight oats are another easy win. Adding a scoop of chocolate or apple-cinnamon protein powder amps up the balance and a proper serving of almonds or cashews can complete the meal.

Love eggs? Taking 15 minutes to hard-boil a dozen in the evening will provide your centrepiece for several healthy morning meals – just add fresh fruit and a slice of your favourite toasted bread.

Super time-crunched in the morning? Set the ingredients for a smoothie in your blender cup and put in the fridge before bed, ready for a quick zip and pour into your favourite straw cup to sip your nutrients from.

These are just a few of the countless tips and tricks that can make meal planning simple. If you need help with planning, or the ACCOUNTABILITY of a Coach checking in and reinforcing your healthy habit-building(or all of the above), Nutrition Coaching at Sentry is your solution!

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