Here’s how people are fucking things up in their own fucked up way: having *dessert for breakfast.*
*Muffin and coffee
*Sugary cereal w/milk and orange juice
* Donut and coffee
* Pancakes or waffles w/syrup, orange juice, coffee, and bacon
All of the above are desserts. And that’s what most Americans are having for breakfast. When you have dessert for breakfast, you become emotionally unstable. When you’re emotionally unstable, you crave comfort — from sugar to heroin to alcohol — anything to alleviate the pain and anxiety. Some person once said:
Rob Faigin and others have postulated that having obscene amounts of sugar and carbohydrate over long periods of time can max out our serotonin machinery, leaving us unhappy, carb-craving, and depressed.
Another person said something similar to above:
Serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter, relaying signals from one area of the brain to another. Researchers believe that an imbalance in serotonin levels can cause depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic anxiety disorder and anger management issues.
And scientists at Bartles and James University fed one group of lab mice salads and another group of lab mice muffins and found that
…the mice who ate salad for a month were able to run on wheel 74 percent longer than the muffin group. These mice also produced 84 percent more offspring. They also smiled 58 percent more often, and were 77 percent less likely to strangle another.
Point is, having dessert for breakfast will make you batshit crazy. So don’t do it. Yet people will continue to do it — especially if getting up sucks — because it’s like heroin. It’s a psychological pain killer.
Breakfast That Won’t Make You Batshit Crazy
Someone once wrote:
…a new study from scientists in England and Australia finds that simply eating more fruit and vegetables can dramatically improve your level of happiness. The researchers claim the effect is so powerful that people who went from eating zero servings of fruit and vegetables a day to eight servings per day experienced an increase in happiness and satisfaction “equivalent to moving from unemployment to employment.”
So why not have salad and a protein (like an egg) for breakfast? Here’s a protein shake recipe:
*avocado (as thickener)
* random veggies (broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, whatever)
* almond or soy milk (any liquid as long as it’s not fruit juice)
* random fruit (if you prefer sweeter version)
* protein powder
* adjust ratios based on taste and texture preferences
That’s a nutritionally complete breakfast. It has enough fat (from avocado), protein, and a lot of fiber. And the nutrients to keep you happy and healthy instead of crashing after a couple of hours. If you don’t like protein powder, pair the salad with an egg or chicken soup — whatever, as long as you’re getting protein. It’s important to pair the salad with a protein.
The Alive Juice Bar Diet: Start and End With Salad
Meal 1: Salad + Protein.
Meal 2: Whatever you want.
Meal 3: Whatever you want.
Meal 4: Salad (can be merged with Meal 3)
Whatever you want for the Second Meal because I’m betting that you’ll be able to self-regulate if you start your day with a salad. You won’t be an emotional mess when you eat that second meal so you’ll exercise better judgment and control. You’ll also feel full faster because you’re not nutritionally depleted and therefore eat less.
Or think of Second Meal as a reward for starting your morning right.
Try it. If you don’t feel better after a month, we’ll give you a $100 gift card.