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 and cashew butter
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 😉