I'd say 'good morning' to reflect the nature of this post, but quite frankly, it's 7:35 at night and I just feel like this is a reasonable time to talk breakfast. Why? Because reasons.
One pearl I share with patients is the power in setting an intention. Yes, we are aware that keeping a food record can be one way to promote change, and meal prepping is another key pillar in facilitating change. But before (and during)... set an intention.
Set your intention the night before, what will I do for myself, to be my best self? Setting an intention for your next day can help blaze the trail when you are navigating your day. Maybe your intention is to hydrate well, or maybe your intention is to have purposeful foods handy, rather than just 'winging it'. One frequent intention is starting the day with breakfast.
Over 50% of the folks I've worked with over the years don't consistently eat breakfast. I get it, skipping happens. If I didn't have the right foods in the right places, I would either A.) starve (ha, like I'd let that happen) B.) eat all my emergency food in my office (more likely) or C.) hit up the drive-thru for some food items I don't really even want to be eating, but play the "I better tank up for my crazy day!" card, for which no breakfast sandwich could adequately prepare me.
So set an intention to get a breakfast each morning. Help that intention come to fruition by meal prepping. Don't know what to meal prep? Well here's the point of my post - Breakfast Bites! I'm going to share some breakfast ideas with you.
Ready-to-drink protein beverage (my go-to)
Wake n' shake
Starting your day off on the right foot not only gives you the right fuel for the job, but also a subconscious confidence boost that can carry over, helping you stay aligned with your intentions for choosing foods that support your own personal mission, be it weight gain/loss, improved strength or focus, or simply optimal nourishment.
Do you have a go-to breakfast item? Share it! We would love to know.
Tara and I had been day dreaming about opening a private practice for several years before taking the plunge.
We were really close friends growing up and have known each other since grade school. A friendship as sacred as one that has spanned multiple decades is not something to mess with! Going into business with your best friend can either be genius or pure insanity.
Over the years, we have come to learn that although we share similar passions (food, health, sending unsolicited memes to each other) we really are two very different people. Our distinct differences combine to make a pretty great partnership. For every impulsive action I take, Tara has carefully thought through the steps of another. For every pearl of wisdom in diabetes I've gathered, Tara has equal pearls that she has collected in her career. Why not join forces?
In 2018, one of my impulse moments was purchasing the domain RD207. I've never regretted it. I hope you enjoy what we have built together. I hope that you find it useful, motivating, and valuable in your life's journey.