In high school and college I never ate breakfast and didn’t think twice about it. Now that I am older, skipping breakfast is not an option.
I was never one to wake up and eat a bowl of cereal or cook myself pancakes before school. Even after high school and college, I would sometime remember to make myself a smoothie as I bolted out the door but more often than not, skipping breakfast was my MO.Do you skip breakfast? Click To Tweet
Now that I am in my 30s, I regularly eat breakfast because it makes my body happy (and probably healthy).
How I Stopped Skipping Breakfast
Plan Ahead / Get Organized
If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know I am a huge fan of meal planning and prepping. It takes me from 3 – 4 hours on Sundays to plan, grocery shop and prep for the week ahead. Yes, this is a lot of time but it make everything so easy during the work week.
For the past few months, I have made a breakfast strata every Sunday which is enough for me to eat for breakfast every week day. Make strata take just 10 minutes of hands on time and 1 hour in the oven.
Make Something I Look Forward To
Nothing beats a nice, warm breakfast but who has time to cook bacon and eggs during the week? Two of the quickest things to “make” for breakfast are yogurt and oatmeal. I don’t like either. I like eggs and waffels and breakfast sandwiches.
Now, when I plan ahead for the week, I made breakfast items that I enjoy like breakfast strata or smoothie bowls. Both of these options are great for me because I can’t either eat them at home or I can pack them up and bring them to work with me.
Form a Habit
Once I started eating breakfast in the morning, I didn’t want to miss it. I now get hungry in the morning and look forward to having my breakfast. The is lots of possibly true data out there that says it takes about 21 days to form a habit. I am not sure I believe that data but forming a habit does take some time.How I Stopped Skipping Breakfast Click To Tweet