Growing up, you must have heard the saying over and over again, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”
While the jury is still out on whether or not this is true for all individuals across various ages, it widely accepted and known that having a healthy breakfast sets you in a good mood for the entire day.
But so many people struggle to eat breakfast daily. They either fail to wake up on time and have to rush to work in a hurry, or they don’t feel hungry enough to make themselves a meal early in the morning.
If you said yes to either of these two statements, how can you go about building a habit of having breakfast every day? This post discusses six interesting steps you can take and start building a habit of having daily breakfast right away.
1. Start small
If you’re someone who doesn’t have much time every morning to prepare yourself an elaborate meal before you head to work, you should start small and light. Pick an easy-to-digest meal that is packed with nutrients.
According to research, here are some quick easy food items you can have in the morning while getting started with your daily breakfast habit:
- Hard boiled eggs
- Greek yoghurt
- Chia seeds
- Nuts and berries
- Green tea
2. Include protein
Protein is known to keep people mentally alert for long durations and also leave them feeling full. Here are some interesting ways of including protein in your breakfast, according to science.
- Protein shake
- Flax seeds
- Cottage cheese.
3. Break your meal into small snacks
If you don’t feel hungry enough to have your entire breakfast at one go, you can break it down into small snacks. Maybe you can have your eggs and cottage cheese at the breakfast table, and then pack a protein shake that you can sip on your way to work.
4. Get up 15 minutes earlier
If your main reason for skipping breakfast is that you never have enough time, you can wake up fifteen minutes earlier so you can prepare your meal and have it in peace without running the risk of showing up late to work.
If you’re someone who finds it hard to get up early, this article discusses some innovative and extremely effective ways of waking up early every day.
5. Eat food that you enjoy
This should have been a no-brainer, but so many people struggle to eat breakfast every day because they try to include food that they think is healthy. There’s no rule that you should eat healthy every single day. If you feel like eating a coffee and a muffin on some days, you can go ahead and reward yourselves.
A portion of leftover chicken nuggets and stir-fried vegetables from last night’s dinner can also serve as a healthy, easy and super quick breakfast recipe.
6. Turn to technology to ensure accountability
Having someone else start a habit of eating breakfast every day with you can make building this new habit easier. If you can’t find a friend who’s also learning to have breakfast every morning at the same time as you are, you can hire an accountability coach to help keep you on track. These are trained individuals who will hold you accountable and help you get back on track if you ever fall off the wagon.
You can also turn to technology and download a free habit tracker. This is a great way to mark your progress on the calendar and use it to motivate yourself to keep pushing on.