What If Breakfast Isn’t For You?

Many of you have likely heard nutrition experts urge us to eat when we get up.  But what if you just don’t feel like it?  Perhaps you’re skipping breakfast because you don’t wake up feeling hungry.  But, just as your mother always told you,  not eating breakfast isn’t such a healthy practice. You may not be starving, but that doesn’t mean your body wouldn’t appreciate it if you ate something…

If you’re asking yourself how you can get in a food frame of mind, here are some tips.   To get your sluggish morning metabolism revved up, try drinking a big glass of water at the start of your morning. Just putting something into your system can be a good way to jump start your stomach.  You can try having a glass of juice, some protein powder mixed with water, or, for that matter, a glass of milk! (Sorry, Paleo lovers…).  Although it’s not the best option, a moderately sized cup of coffee could help get your stomach started, too.

If you feel as though eating right away after you wake up will make you feel sick, perhaps wait until later in your morning routine to wolf something down.  Trust me… having a bite to eat WILL make you feel better in the end as the day goes on.  I don’t know about you, but as for myself, I feel much less hungry throughout the day if I eat a well-timed and balanced breakfast.  If I start the day with an empty stomach, I tend to find myself getting big hunger spikes accompanied  by dips in energy by lunch time and early afternoon.  And that’s no way to go about a work day!

For many folks, the problem could be that you just don’t know what you want to eat.  As you would with dinner or lunch, experiment until you find a food that you don’t mind gulping down in those morning hours.   If you find a food you love, you just may find yourself starting to warm up to the idea of having breakfast.

Most of us have come to grips with the fact that we may never be a speed runner, a good singer, an early bird, or a 7 am breakfast lover.  However, like running, singing or getting up earlier, eating breakfast is something you can work on getting better at.  Just try to remember that your body wants you to fuel up, even if your mind doesn’t.

Today’s Workout:

Buy In Hang Clean and Jerk practice – 10 minutes to hone technique, add weight as needed or do assistance drills as directed by your coach.

* On the hang clean, focus on going from “pockets” to fast extension and even faster elbows.
* With the jerk, focus on keeping the bar secure on the shoulders during the dip and keeping the torso as upright as possible.


This is a two part workout:

1. Clean and Jerk 6 x 1 reps. Take 6 attempts to hit your 1RM

2. 3 Rounds of max reps:

  • 30 seconds burpee box jumps (20/24)
  • 30 seconds rest
  • 30 seconds deadlift (135lbs/185lbs)
  • 30 seconds rest

Zone 3 – scale deadlift to 95lbs/135lbs

Zone 2 – scale box as needed

Zone 1 – scale as needed

Cash Out – Foam roll out low back, glutes and hips


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