6 MORNING HABITS TO BREAK FOR BETTER AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS

3. Ignore the snooze button. Just fifteen minutes more sleep. Five more. Ten more. But in fact, snoozing your alarm clock often means you start your day later than you should, and you’re already running late when you’re up.

You feel stressed and you don’t pay enough attention to the foods that you consume since your blood sugar levels are spiked. How about you set your alarm clock without the snooze option? Put it far enough from your bed. Make sure you have enough time to finish your usual morning routine. The calmer you are at the start of your day, the less stressed and exhausted you are throughout.

4. Say no to liquid breakfasts. Yes, an idea of a protein shake or a smoothie may sound like a tempting alternative to a square breakfast. However, nutritionists say that we feel more full if we chew some solid food. Besides, liquids pass through our stomach quicker, so we’re hungry again sooner.

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5. Plan your breakfasts. How much time do you give yourself to throw together something for your breakfast and eat it? Ten minutes? None at all? Try preparing your breakfasts on, say, Sunday, then you can make sure you’ll get a good meal rich with the nutrients your body needs. Just freeze or store the food. Or take some time on the night before. Heat those veggies with egg whites and wrap them in a whole-grain tortilla.

6. Cut down on sweeteners. Bathroom problems? Your artificially sweetened breakfast could be the culprit. Mannitol, isomalt, sorbitol, if you see those names on the packaging, put it back on the shelf. Those are “sugar alcohols,” or, technically, carbohydrates. So, no coffee with syrup, no fiber bars with added sugar alcohols.

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