I stalled on going for my run and that’s always bad news. After I woke up I checked email, made lunches and did some internet research before getting ready to go. By that time it was after 9am and my stomach felt empty so I had some cereal…
For some reason I was not feeling the run today and ended up fighting for four miles. I took several walk breaks and would have cut it short if it wasn’t an out and back route. Oh well, that doesn’t happen very often to me and I’m chalking it up to post-marathon recovery 🙂
I made a super big smoothie for breakfast. It ended up filling two glasses and I enjoyed them both.
I added some cereal to the top of the refill. But, I really should have added toast with PB instead. This BIG smoothie did not make me full at all. I need to eat a real breakfast or more filling snack if I am going to exercise so late. When I wait too long to eat it throws off my hunger all day. I’ve decided to eat within 30 minutes of waking up if I’m not going to exercise right away.After trying to let my smoothie expand in my stomach for 20 minutes I went back to the kitchen for a big handful of trail mix – heavy on the cashews. I needed fat to make me full! Much better now 🙂
Question: How long after you wake up do you eat? I’ve heard you should eat within about 30 min to 1 hour after waking to “break the fast” and wake up your metabolism.