This was one of those quiet experiments that completely kicked my ass in surprise. I started off with an experiment on eating breakfast when I get up.
Just to say it again, I didn’t normally skip breakfast. I ate it at work, approximately 2 hours after I woke up.
For the last week I’ve been having a breakfast shake about 30 minutes after I wake up.
The difference has been astonishing. I’m down several pounds. It’s funny, because I don’t even know how much. I expected this experiment would help increase my energy, not that it would contribute to a substantial weight loss, so I didn’t bother measuring myself to get an exact reading. Suffice to say, it’s at least 2-3 lbs. The key appears to be in how taking in nutrition close to when I woke up helped me moderate my eating for the rest of the day. I had fewer cravings for food later in the day, which meant I ate a lot better over the course of this week.
It always amazes me how the little experiments – the ones that I expect to have almost no impact, end up kicking my ass with how powerful they are!
So, just to state it clearly, having breakfast within a short time of me waking up has improved my energy levels, but most notably has helped me to control my diet for the rest of the day at eat healthier quantities of food (and healthier foods). This led to a weight loss this week.
I definitely have to say that this will be something I continue with going forward!