The way you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. That is why it is important to get yourself off on a positive note which you will be able to feed off of as the day goes on.
When should I wake up?
In contrast to many of my teenage friends, I find that waking up early is one of the most important tasks that I need to do in the morning. On days without class or work, many find it tempting to sleep in and catch up on sleep. But when I wake up at 11am, I feel that a great chunk of the day is wasted. Waking up early when I've had a good nights rest, hitting the gym first off, and getting my day off to an active start is one of the best habits I've incorporated to set myself off on a great route for the day. I'll discuss exercise in more detail in a later step.
On average, the time between last night's dinner and today's breakfast can be from 7-12 hours. This is a huge amount of time for your body to go without any nourishment, and your body is essentially in a starvation mode by the time you wake up. By eating breakfast, you let your body know that it does not need to feed off of it's reserves, but rather it can gain new energy from a well balanced breakfast. We are always told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it really is true.
My breakfast varies from day to day, but here is a list of typical breakfast options that I choose from. (All of these breakfast options should have a side of fruit or orange juice.)
Yogurt/Milk with Granola
Oatmeal/ Cream of Wheat
Cereal - (Whole grain cereals,none of that sugary junk!)
A toasted whole grain bagel with eggs - (Typically eaten after a morning workout)
Quiche or a Frittata
I will stress this throughout the Instructable, but consistency is the key to maintaining your personal wellness. Eating breakfast twice a week is not good enough. If you have the opportunity to eat breakfast daily, it is highly recommended that you do so. Some people are able to function with just a cup of coffee, but they are missing out on some crucial energy!