What About Second Breakfast? 3 Reasons Why You Need It and How To Get The Most Out Of It!
In the words of Lord of The Rings' Hobbit, Pippin:
"What about second breakfast?”
Mornings are busy. And if we are lucky to get a balanced breakfast, we are typically hungry by 9:30 or 10AM. Based on biofeedback and nutrition science, I believe Pippin was on to something.
Second breakfast is a great way to boost your energy!
Today I am talking about 3 reasons second breakfast is worth adding to your routine.
Eating second breakfast is in alignment with biofeedback. It takes about 2-4 hours for your body to process a meal and snack and be ready for the next one. In other words, if you eat breakfast at 7:30, and then you are hungry again between 9:30-11:30, congrats! You did it right and it it time for a snack... aka second breakfast!
It prevents you from overeating at lunch.
It is a way to get in an extra dose of protein and color. This is the part where I clarify that when I say second breakfast I am not talking about a pumpkin spice latte and a donut (although every once in a while that is a nice treat)! If we are thinking of using this eating opportunity as a means to fuel our day… providing the body with protein and natural color would be the best combo!Most women don’t eat adequate protein, adding in a mid-morning snack give you an opportunity to add in another dose of protein.This could mean the difference from taking you from eating 75% of your total protein needs to 100%!
Tune in for my favorite GO-TO second breakfasts.
For more on how to build your second breakfast into your fuel plan, start with Food Foundations. Here you will get the ground work taken care of so you can listen and learn from your own biofeedback and get set up with your individualized fuel plan. I can’t wait for ya’ll to feel the energy bump when you experience the benefits of second breakfast. For all the ladies out there squeezing more into their day than what feels possible, I promise you will make more happen with an energy boosting second breakfast.