So starting a diet is really hard to just jump into. Especially if I like to sleep in. The diet for the program that I'm beginning requires me to eat 6 times a day with two hour intervals in-between. In order to do this, I have to be awake.
For example, I was hoping to get up at 8 this morning just so I could jump start my morning with a good breakfast, but I ended up sleeping until 9:30, and then not eating until just now at around 1pm. When I am so used to being able to skip breakfast, it is difficult to get back into the routine of eating early, and regularly.
So what comes first? Regulating my Sleep pattern or Diet? My sleep schedule right now is all over the place. So I'm not sure. I feel tired all the time, and I Love Sleep. Maybe with one, the other will come.
Anyway-- my favourite breakfast is as follows:
12 cups large flake oatmeal (not quick)
4 cups dried fruit (cherries and blueberries are especially yummy)
1/3 cup sesame seeds
2/3 cup flax seed (or powder as you are able to absorb the nutrients better when it is in a powder!)
1-2 Tbsp ground nutmeg
mix in a large bowl and store in jars or plastic containers or whatever is airtight.
then to make it--
1/2 cup oatmeal mix
3/4 cup water
microwave on high for 1 minute, mix, microwave for 30 seconds longer.
add maple syrup or honey (or whatever you use for sweetener) and a bit of milk.
It's really good-- really healthy-- and it keeps you full for a long time!
sometimes to boost my breakfast I add a toad in the hole.
Ingredients: one piece of bread, one egg, butter.
butter the bread sparingly and rip a ping-pong ball sized hole in the centre of the bread. Place it on a medium hot frying pan for a few seconds and then crack an egg into the hole. Depending on how you like your eggs, cook yoke to preference by flipping the bread and egg together mid-way through cooking. Enjoy :)
if there are any questions about either recipe, please ask!