Several months ago, I started a full-time job and continued with a 1-2 night a week part-time job, plus freelance work in between both jobs. Anyone who has a hectic schedule can understand that time is precious. You have to make the most of every minute. Since time was not on my side, I slacked-off big time with my diet. I'd be in such a rush that getting breakfast from a drive-thru window was just more convenient for me. I wasn't surprised that the morning stop for fast food was a common occurrence for many morning commuters.
Breakfast Sets the Tone of the Day
One thing I did notice about eating a fast-food breakfast is that I would then eat a fast-food lunch and finish out the day with dining out for dinner as well. These were the habits I wanted to avoid but once I screwed up my breakfast choice, I felt like the rest of the day didn't matter in terms of what I ate. I finally swapped my bad habit breakfasts with my shake pictured below:
Pictured above on the left is the shake I drink (Shakeology). I won't go into the details of why I drink it. You can read my review by clicking here. The McDonald's breakfast was the typical thing I'd order. Look at the huge difference in calories, fat, sodium, and carbs! I don't always drink the shake for breakfast. When I have the time, I'll whip up some egg whites, spinach, and two sausage links to change it up. However, I drink my shake more often than not for breakfast.
If you have found yourself falling into the trap of fast-food breakfasts, you can break the habit by making small changes. Since time is tough, find a nutritional shake that works for you or blend your own healthy smoothies in the morning. Blending a shake or smoothie can be much faster than cooking. If you rather have a hot meal in the morning, utilize your microwave.
You can microwave oatmeal or microwave egg whites and spinach in a about 3 - 4 minutes. If you have a sedentary job like I do, those fast-food breakfasts will start packing on the pounds in no time. Break your habit sooner than later.
Have you experienced the same issue? Do you feel breakfast sets the one of your day?