Mornings are slow down time. What we do soon after we wake up sets the tone for the rest of the day. Mistakes in the morning have an adverse impact on the quality of our day, and over a period, leads to serious consequences on our overall health and well-being.
The secret of good metabolism is not to start your day with something acidic like tea or coffee with milk and sugar, but with something alkalines like lime juice and water. In the morning time, blood sugar levels are low because there is a long gap between dinner and breakfast time. If we do not eat something in about twenty minutes of waking up, the blood sugar levels dip further, making us feel lethargic and unable to concentrate on our work throughout the day.
It is the wisest to eat simple, easy-to-digest foods that are primarily carbohydrates. One should avoid foods high in fat and protein because they’ll weigh you down. Most people need to avoid high-fiber foods because digestion takes longer and can also result in stomach problems. If you are planning a tough workout before breakfast, aim to consume several hundred calories before or during the run.
This is the diet guide you can follow before breakfast:
Eating fruits early in the morning on an empty stomach is highly recommended. As you sleep at night, your body is in an acidic state as you enter the fasting mode. Fruits which are alkaline, work their best in the morning. Intake of fruits also creates a better gut environment for digestion. Keep in mind that nutrition needs are personal and there are no set rules.
After your morning workout, eat a full breakfast that is a good balance of carbohydrates and proteins, such as scrambled eggs and whole grain, toast or a Greek yogurt parfait with fruit, nuts, and granola.