A lot of people ask me “what’s the best breakfast?”, any regular reader of mine will know that I am most likely to give the answer, “the meat and nuts breakfast”. So we will pass that by today and if you want a few more details then make sure you subscribe to my newsletter because I do tend to waffle on a bit about my version of the best breakfast and why it’s so good (carbs lower cortisol and raise the neurotransmitter serotonin that makes you feel more relaxed and chilled out, think about this and decide if that is how you want your breakfast to make you feel or whether this would be better at supper time).
Putting the (in)famous concept of meat and nuts as “what’s the best breakfast” to one side for a moment, if you’re like me then in moments of weakness you’d rather have cocoa pops and (maple) bacon sandwiches for your breakfast than anything else. But whenever I succumb to temptation I spend the rest of the morning in a sluggish slothful state and my productivity and energy drops to about 6% of its normal rate.
Now, I appreciate that not everyone is the same and I suspect that when I was a youngster and naturally more insulin sensitive I could “get away” with eating anything I wanted at breakfast. Certainly in the Mitchell household we ate what my parents sincerely believed was good for us – corn flakes or weetabix, and if I was hungry extra jam sandwiches for a mid morning snack at school. Sometimes even dripping and bread (with liberal sprinklings of table salt on top!) if you know what that is.
My advice is always to try a few different ways of eating out for yourself. As I’ve said many times, if you feel good (a real “feeling”, not a temporary sugar/caffeine high) eating something then it usually suits you. Conversely, if you feel bad then (for some reason – sometimes digestive and that may need addressing, sometimes just your plain old biochemistry) then avoid that food/s, even if people like me normally tell you to eat them!