Eat the same foods every day?
Thursday, March 26, 2020
I've been thinking lately about rhythm and patterns and routine ... something I haven't had much of in the past. I am a nurse, and I used to work 12-hour shifts; every week looked different for me. I had a rotating schedule and worked weekends, holidays, you name it.
But I recently took a new position that is Mon-Fri, 9a to 5p and I now have the option of creating a consistent routine for myself. I get to create a life I love and I'd like to start designing my life and habits for healthier eating patterns.
One of my HUGE downfalls is cereal in the morning. Cereal isn't so bad in itself, but I find it leaves me feeling bloated (maybe it's the wheat?) and I simply do better if I eat lightly up until lunch. If I can muster the self-discipline, that is! Breakfast is such an important decision - because it sets the tone for the rest of the day.
I've started packing a lunch salad - so I can be consistent with a healthy lunch.
My questions to you: Do you have a "routine" that you've established with regards to breakfast and lunch? Do you tend to eat the same foods every day?
I think there is a lot of benefit to consistency, routine, patterns and habits and I'm trying to analyze mine ... and really dial it in :-)