How can I enjoy eating breakfast?

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Sarah Krieger
Nutrition & Dietetics

Here a few tips to enjoy breakfast. Maybe you find that one or more of these tips fits your bill for breakfast:

  • Make sure you are hungry when you rise. This means that eating should halt a few hours before sleeping for at least 6, but preferable 8 or more hours before breakfast. Hunger=eating!
  • If you enjoy coffee, prep the coffee maker before sleep and set to the time when you want to rise. The aroma of coffee and the sound of the brewing encourage many to get out of bed! I'm one!
  • Prep the most difficult tasks of breakfast before sleep. Love pancakes, but hate the mixing? Mix the batter, cover and refrigerate before sleep. The batter will be even better in 8 hours and will be screaming to hit the skillet! Or pour dry cereal in the bowl and set it on the counter waiting for milk when you are ready. Section an orange or grapefruit before bed. The bottom line is prep anything when you have energy, so you don't have to do it when you are tired.
  • Do something you enjoy more than breakfast before eating. Maybe a few stretches, reading, keeping up with the news or talking with family is what you need before eating.

Hopefully these tips will inspire you to make the most of each meal, but especially the first one of your day.

Dr. Kathleen Hall
Preventive Medicine

To enjoy your breakfast, give yourself:

  • a special bowl or mug to remind you to start your day mindfully
  • festive breakfasts to mark celebrations and holidays
  • the luxury of a long leisurely breakfast on the weekends.
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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.