I Was Wrong… (Installment 1)

This will be the first in a series of posts that will be irregular to this blog because I have no idea how often I will find myself to have relied on poor sources of information. I want to start this series off with an apology to some people I care about. Historically, I have been hard on my partner, friends and family about the importance of breakfast. As an early bird, I had always been someone who eats first thing in the morning and I attributed a lot of successes and failures to how I started my day with food (or without food in cases of failure).

I was wrong… about breakfast. There are studies that show mixed results for breakfast being the most important meal of the day. Also, some of the most successful people I had the pleasure to work with NEVER ate breakfast. I had been told by health professionals that it is important to have protein first thing in the morning and of course we have all heard the phrase “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” But recently I started questioning if it is really essential to break that fast right when you wake up.

Throughout my month of commuting 2 hours for work I had become so stressed out that I had lost my appetite in the morning. Initially, I forced myself to eat something when I arrived at work, but one morning I was so busy that I just did not eat until noon. That one morning quickly turned into a week. I kept that up for the rest of the month and now I eat my first meal whenever I start to feel hungry.

I realized pretty quickly my eating habits were leaning towards the much talked about intermittent fasting. After bulking, I am so over changing up how I eat. I have no intention of following intermittent fasting. However, I was jolted by how my body and mind reacted to changing when I break the fast each day.

I feel less stressed about food. Bowel movements are a pleasure. Bloating has seriously decreased. I am not snacking as much. I am not thinking about the next meal as much. With my work I am functioning on a whole other level. I have not been this productive in years. I feel as though this all happened at the perfect time too. I was able to end my job on a high note by accomplishing a lot in the last few weeks and I need to keep my eating habits healthy since I cannot workout for a while.

So I am sorry to my loved ones for giving them such a hard time. I hope to continue to learn more and be supportive of others. For the record, I still eat breakfast. It just happens at like 10 or 11 AM now, which means I get to enjoy meals in sync with my partners eating routine. 🙂

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