So you you might have read in an earlier post that I haven’t been the healthiest of eaters. Prior to this endeavor I would usually start the day with a nice black cup of coffee, or six.
Typically I wouldn’t eat anything until about 2 p.m. on an average day.
Then, once the dam broke, I’d pretty much nosh on anything and everything within arms reach until 11 p.m. PLUS I’d get up at 2 a.m. or so for a bowl of cereal that I’d hurriedly slurp in my kitchen by moonlight.
That was THE FIRST thing Cathy decided I should change about my nutrition and lifestyle. So for the last three weeks I’ve been trying to eat at least a bagel by 9 a.m.
But just that little change in my diet has made a PROFOUND change in my eating/sleeping schedule.
Since I started eating a bagel with my coffee at 8:30 I’ve been getting hungry again at noon so that’s led to eating lunch at lunchtime (which is also a new thing to me). Making a conscious decision to eat in the morning also leads me to make better nutritional choices at lunchtime.
That isn’t a billboard for the healthiest meal ever constructed but it was what I had for lunch today. And I like the photo. I do social media for Iwa Sushi and Tuesdays are “take a picture of the specials” day so I get to eat what I shoot (not a bad deal, huh?)
But anyway, if I eat lunch I’m not absolutely starving by mid afternoon and that means I don’t gorge and ruin my dinner. So I’ve been eating dinner at a regular hour and not getting hungry in the early a.m. hours. And that means I’ve been getting a better night’s sleep these days (especially since I’ve been working my butt off in the gym, which tires a boy out).
And it’s been taking effect. I’m more rested, I’m noticing positive changes in my body and my brain is sharper throughout the day (not just when I’m jazzed on caffeine).
It’s a wonder what a little breakfast can do…