Carol (Missy) Cohen MPH, CHHC

Breakfast Experiment

We are all different. I encourage you to experiment with your unique body to find out what foods serve you best.

As a way of tuning into your body and learning to listen to its messages, explore eating a different breakfast every day for a week. Jot down what you eat and how you feel, both right after eating and again two hours later. Sit quietly after you eat and reflect. Note how your energy level, your moods and your physical symptoms are affected by the food in your body.

 

Day 1:  Eggs

Day 2:  Scrambled tofu

Day 3:  Oatmeal or any grain product

Day 4:  Boxed breakfast cereal

Day 5:  Muffin and coffee

Day 6:  Fresh fruit

Day 7:   Fresh vegetables

 

What I ate                     How I feel right after eating                    Two hours later

 

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You may discover from this exercise that you are unusually sensitive to certain foods. A food sensitivity or allergy may be your body’s way of telling you to start eating foods more appropriate for your current life goals.

 

 

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