I will be paying attention to how I feel right after eating and again two hours later, energy level, mood and any physical symptoms.
Day 1 was Monday. I already had my Coconut Multi-Grain Crockpot Oatmeal in the morning, so I decided I'd just start with that since oatmeal is part of the experiment.
I ate about 7:30 and right after eating I felt very satisfied, almost stuffed. I wasn't hungry, nor did I crave anything else for hours. Two hours later I was busy and didn't even think about being hungry. My mood was content and my stomach growled about 10:30, which was great because it was time to eat again anyway. (I try to eat small amounts every 2 1/2 to 3 hours.)
(c) 2010, Kathy Fannon
Day 2 is today. Muffin and coffee are on the list so while I was out yesterday I bought a muffin from the grocery store bakery. I opted for the store bought as opposed to the Quinoa Muffin I have in the freezer since that is what the average American would choose. (Full disclosure, I have coffee every day, just one cup when I get up.)
I had my cranberry orange muffin about 7:30. It was way too sweet for me and not filling at all, even though it was a larger than average size. Thirty minutes later I was still hungry and felt a little shaky, but I needed to leave so I didn't have time to find other food. At 9:00, not quite two hours later my stomach was growling and I felt sluggish and still somewhat shaky.
I'm looking forward to day 3 when I'll have eggs.
Have you ever tried a similar experiment to see what works for you in the morning? What is your favorite breakfast to get you going for the day?