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Mariel Hemingway Says Change Your Life By Changing Your Breakfast

Mariel Hemingway Says Change Your Life By Changing Your Breakfast

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You’ve heard it before: eat breakfast for better health. In a SpaFinder story, Hemingway talks about how you can change your life by changing your breakfast:

Mariel Hemingway talks about breakfast.
Mariel Hemingway gives advice on eating a better breakfast.

People often tell me they want to change the way they eat, but they simply don’t know how to start.

 I say, “Change your breakfast.” Here is my reason. Breakfast means that you are breaking a fast…you have been asleep anywhere from four to 10 hours and probably haven’t eaten for at least eight hours. You have given your body/digestive system a well-needed break from the work of processing nutrients, or sometimes processing chemicals and alcohol that the body needs to eliminate in the best way it can. Our rest from the hard work our bodies do day in and day out is critical for our wellness. Hence, what we eat in the morning is an important way to begin a healthy day. Our body is more acidic when we wake up because of the elimination process that occurred while we sleep, and choosing a food that is alkaline helps jump start the body’s energy.

Instead of jumping out of bed or the shower and rushing to your corner coffee shop for a sugary latte drink and a bagel, think about getting up 10 minutes earlier and starting your day differently. If you love your coffee (though acidic, if you choose better coffee, it will be less so), then make sure you either buy and make fair trade, organic coffee and turn the making of it into the first quiet ritual of your day. Grind fresh beans, smell the aroma as the beans bounce around in the grinder. Or, if you are a green tea drinker like me, open the canister of jasmine pearls and smell the waft of fragrance that comes as the pearls dive into the filter. Boil water to just the right temperature, pour over the delicate pearls and let it steep to a light green hue. Finally, pour whatever your morning drink is into your favorite cup, one that you can hold with relish and enjoy everything about a mindful first drink.

What do you eat after your hot drink? Again, think of alkalizing, especially if you tend to eat and drink highly acidic foods, i.e., coffee, alcohol, red meat, fried foods, processed foods and sugar. My favorite choice for breakfast is to make a green smoothie. Don’t think because it is green that it will taste like a swamp and be icky healthy. No…I like my food to taste delicious. (See smoothie recipe below.) Plus, if you like moving first thing in the morning and having a heavy breakfast is simply too much, then this is the perfect choice. When I have my green drink, I can practice yoga, do kettle bells or go for a hike without feeling like I am working on digesting, as well as working on “getting up a mountain.”

Another reason I recommend changing your breakfast: When you make a better choice for breakfast, you are more than likely going to make a different, healthier choice for lunch. When you change your breakfast you will have more energy and clarity — it is that simple. Your first choice for food influences your next choice.. I say, “Change your breakfast.” Here is my reason. Breakfast means that you are breaking a fast…you have been asleep anywhere from four to 10 hours and probably haven’t eaten for at least eight hours. You have given your body/digestive system a well-needed break from the work of processing nutrients, or sometimes processing chemicals and alcohol that the body needs to eliminate in the best way it can. Our rest from the hard work our bodies do day in and day out is critical for our wellness. Hence, what we eat in the morning is an important way to begin a healthy day. Our body is more acidic when we wake up because of the elimination process that occurred while we sleep, and choosing a food that is alkaline helps jump start the body’s energy.sing chemicals and alcohol that the body needs to eliminate in the best way it can. Our rest from the hard work our bodies do day in and day out is critical for our wellness. Hence, what we eat in the morning is an important way to begin a healthy day. Our body is more acidic when we wake up because of the elimination process that occurred while we sleep, and choosing a food that is alkaline helps jump start the body’s energy.

 

 

 

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