6 am. The alarm clock rings. A glimpse at the news. A quick look at the weather. Rain in sight! A jump in a pair of jeans. A fast stroll to the kitchen. Checking everybody else is attended to. A toast and jam on the run.
Once in the car, I can’t remember if I did brush my hair and clean my plate.
When we live “too fast” life becomes blurry.
Break-Fast = Toast in the morning is convenient
In our story, fast is the way. Morning events happen on auto-pilot.
And we live “fast” because we can get a lot done in a short amount of time.
Fast food is convenient and fits in this picture. We break-fast.
The toast gone before 7 am causes a chain reaction in the background.
10 am. Hunger pang and low energy break in suddenly. Convenient food temptation.
Break-the-Fast = Toast in the morning is comforting
When we live “too fast” our feelings are out of the way. No time to self-check, self-indulge. No time to pat the dog.
The toast is there. A quick comforting fix in this crazy speedy world.
Convenience and comfort catch upon us when we are expecting it the least.
Breakfast and feelings
How do you usually feel around 10 am and 4 pm? I often hear you feel suddenly tired, hungry and sometimes “hangry”. Right when you need the energy to fast forward.
The way you break your fast in the morning sets the scene for your hormone regulation (insulin, leptin and ghrelin) and nutrient absorption.
Your convenient and comfortable toast sets your metabolic reality for the coming hours.
In the fast pace lane, there is a fight between your lifestyle rhythms and circadian rhythms. The result is an alteration of the way you process nutrients.
As life goes in the fast lane, your body may ride on a blood sugar roller coaster: you eat, end up tired, and eat again to feel better.
Is this your metabolic reality?