By Jen Bruning, MS, RDN, LDN
Are you taking care of YOU, first thing in the morning? Start you days off right with some self-care tips!
Give yourself time in the morning. While it’s tempting to hit the snooze button first thing, try not to. Giving yourself ample time in the early morning hours to come alive is essential to all-day Shine. Here are some tips:
Prep breakfast the night before. Whether it’s Overnight Oats, a power-smoothie, or a basic breakfast toast, getting your ingredients prepped before bed means a fuss-free morning routine. It also makes you more likely to eat breakfast at all!
Awaken your body and mind with meditation, light stretching, or voicing what you’re grateful for. Setting the tone of your day has a powerful influence on attitude and productivity!
Wear clothes that make you feel comfortable and confident. Walking out the door feeling good in what you’re wearing gives you a glow that others will notice.
Shine bright all day long- start with a solid breakfast
Whole Grains: Choose 100% whole grain breads, rolls, crackers, bagels, etc. You get the most nutrition from this whole food.
Protein: Lean proteins or those containing healthy fats; Greek yogurt, nut butters, cottage cheese, eggs, hummus, tofu, even leftover steak or chicken give us a hearty dose of protein to start the day. Proteins are slow-digesting nutrients that help keep us satisfied all morning long.
Fruits & Veggies: Vary your routine with colorful fruits and veggies! Try berries on cereal, dried fruit with oats, spinach and mushrooms in an omelet: the possibilities are endless! You’ll be more vibrant all day long because you gave your body what it needs first thing in the morning