Breakfast Problems

I sway from healthy to unhealthy phases.

Healthy food until I can’t stand it any longer.

Unhealthy food until I feel guilty for not eating better.

In my healthy phase I started my mornings with porridge, fruit or Granola.

While I felt what I was doing was sort of healthy, it wasn’t very compatible with working life. The sugar high from a bowl of Jordan’s granola in the morning was pretty intense, clocking in at 21 grams of sugar per 100 grams of Granola. Sometimes I’d make the mistake of throwing in some yogurt instead of milk and the morning cauldron of sugar would become even more sugar addled. Come 11am, I’d need some serious coffee to bring me back into reality from the sugar crash putting a major dampener on concentration.

In my unhealthy phase, I found it hard to get away from junk food as I couldn’t find any healthy food that tasted better, I became tired of all the effort involved in eating healthy foods, trying to eat the right ones, for affordable prices, without overdosing on sugar. Two croissants and a Starbucks became breakfast. Oh how European – oh how French of me – as I slowly put on the pounds through morning regimes of Cocopop’s, Poptarts, Croissants and even plain old cake from our companies personal barrista.

I think I’m back into a healthy phase, by recommendation from my waistline, who has been having words with me lately. One change to the Granola regieme is Lizi’s Granola, sometimes with some extra added fruit – usually blueberries. Lizi’s Granola tastes perhaps a bit more seedy and savoury, coming in at 4 grams of sugar per 100 grams, which definitely makes this an improvement on past breakfasts.

I feel breakfast is fixed in my life now, but I still need to figure out how to get to sleep before 2am and drink less than a litre of coffee daily.

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