So you did the right thing, woke up, took time to prepare or buy breakfast, and then ate it. You are feeling pretty good right about now, until you get to work or school and are suddenly ravenous. So many people experience feelings of hunger not long after they have eaten breakfast and have no idea why. Before you decide to give up and skip it altogether, you need to read this blog and understand why you might be feeling this way!
You Aren’t Eating Enough
If you are only having a small meal for breakfast such as a piece of fruit or a juice, you may not be eating enough to get you through to your mid-morning snack or lunchtime. Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day so it is crucial that you are filling up on the right things. This brings me to my next point…
You Are Eating the Wrong Thing
Your breakfast should contain a healthy balance of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. The most common mistake people make with their breakfast choices is eating ‘breakfast’ labelled foods. Most pre-packaged, quick breakfast options like cereal, muffins and pancakes are highly processed, full of sugar and can be some of the worst foods to start your day!
Although the box may say ‘nutritious’ or claim to be high in certain vitamins, these sugary breakfast meals can cause a huge dip in blood sugar levels just a couple of hours later. As a result, you are more likely to crave unhealthy high sugar foods throughout the day, which is your body’s calls for a ‘pick me up’. It is also why you may be are feeling so hungry after your breakfast.
You Need a Healthy Snack
If you had a lighter breakfast or are simply feeling peckish, it is perfectly okay to have a snack before lunch time. Sticking to a healthy snack will help keep you satisfied and avoid a blood sugar crash. My favourites are veggie sticks with hummus, a handful of nuts and an apple, some greek yoghurt and berries or my homemade muesli bars.
Stuck for healthy recipe ideas? Here are some of my favourites:
Smashed Avocado & Poached Eggs
Choc Banana Breakfast Smoothie
The Easiest Overnight Oats
Love, Kayla xx