Momma always told you that breakfast was the most important meal of the day, so you shouldn’t be surprised that Inc says the same thing. Entrepreneurs are busy people, and they need good, steady energy levels. Breakfast and an afternoon snack can help give you that sustained energy you need to get through a long day.
Breakfast. It’s been at least seven hours since your last meal, and your body needs fuel. Studies show that skipping breakfast can reduce productivity by 50 to 75 percent. Ideally, you should eat within an hour of waking up. But skip the muffins, bagels, and corn flakes. These sugary foods will cause your blood sugar to spike (and then crash), leaving you feeling tired and unfocused an hour or two later.
The perfect power breakfast for entrepreneurs is a vegetable omelet with a side of sliced tomatoes. The eggs provide protein, which can keep you energized and focused for up to five hours. Plus, they contain choline, which boosts a key neurotransmitter responsible for concentration and recall. If eggs are not your thing, check out this list of healthier alternatives to your current breakfast (flax and salmon are great for boosting brain power):
Instead of: Cold cereal
Try: Oatmeal with cinnamon, chopped almonds, fruit, and ground flax
Instead of: A plain bagel with cream cheese
Try: A multi-grain bagel with goat cheese or tofu spread and smoked salmon
Instead of: A fruit smoothie
Try: A protein smoothie with low-sugar fruit like berries as well as protein powder, flax oil, and almond milk
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