I am having difficulty today. I am not a breakfast person, never have been. I realize the importance of a good breakfast, I know it's the fuel for the day, I know I'll do better staying within my caloric allotment, yah dah, yah dah, yah dah. The problem is I find breakfast kinda boring. I don't really like cereal, can't stand milk, am lukewarm on eggs, but will eat lots of bacon :), don't want to bother with pancakes, will eat mountains of fruit, but pay for that later, well, you get the idea. (Run on sentences be damned!) I really thought I'd found the solution in the Special K waffles w/sugar & calorie free syrup. That infatuation was short lived. I keep reading about breakfast being the most important meal of the day, especially when one is trying to lose weight and maintain a healthy balance in life. I have also been told that eating oatmeal will lower my cholesterol levels, which at the moment are perfect. (Aided and abetted by Lipitor) Why then, can I not wrap my head around a healthy breakfast? I'm turning to the Biggest Loser Cookbooks for hints and helps. Smoothies? Maybe. Breakfast Burritos? A distinct possibility. I am also aware that I could conceivably eat a lunch or dinner item for breakfast, but somehow that doesn't seem right. Even tho' in college cold pizza and oreos were a staple for breakfasts.
This dilemma brings me to a new project. I am going to try to eat a healthy breakfast every day for two weeks. I am going to try and find ways to bring variety and fun to the beginning of my day. I'm imagining a breakfast pizza on a whole wheat English muffin right now. I am convinced, after reading many articles on the subject, that if I were to adopt a morning routine that included a good breakfast, I'd probably not have those 3:00 "nibbles" that so often creep up on me. So to that end, I began today with a moderately tolerable breakfast. I had the last of my Special K waffles and some blueberries. I'll procure the necessary items today for my future breakfasts, and I'll be off and running. I'm even willing to add yogurt to my repertoire. Generally, I only use yogurt if a recipe calls for it. Just eating it, has not, in the past, appealed to me.
At the end of this two week period, I'm going to re-visit the issue of my afternoon cravings and see if I have improved at all. Now that this is out in the blogosphere, I must really buckle down and stick to it. I'd hate to have to admit failure....that would make me even crankier. :(