When asked what he eats for breakfast, the author and entrepreneur Seth Godin responded, “Breakfast is one more decision I don’t make, so it’s a frozen banana, hemp powder, almond milk, a dried plum, and some walnuts in a blender.”
The ingredients in the blender are trivial compared to the first half of that sentence: “Breakfast is one more decision I don’t make…” For him, breakfast is part of a routine, a set of habits that frees up brain space to think about more interesting things than what to eat in the morning.
So whatever you pick, pick it every day. Some ideas:
Stop it with the bagels, muffins, and 400 calorie Starbucks Frappuccinos. Keep the sugary and flower-laden snacks to a minimum, including waffles, pancakes, and most cereals. These are all treats, and should be treated as such.
Fruits, yogurt, eggs, and oatmeal are all good options, but you may need to experiment to find something you like. After you do, do it every day.
Me? My freshman year of college I had Pop-Tarts every morning before class (bad idea). By my senior year I was doing somewhat better with granola bars (less bad idea). Now I’ve settled on four scrambled eggs with green peppers. I’ve done it every day for the last four years.