I am always hungriest in the morning. Most mornings my stomach is what gets me out of bed – it is always rumbling when I first wake up. Most mornings either Derek or I make a smoothie to split. The smoothie has some pretty intense ingredients (flax, chia, kale, maca) which makes for an interesting flavor but that is whole other post. Anyways, I love the smoothie for a sure fire way to get a variety of nutrients and vitamins but it just doesn’t fill me up. So I typically have a second breakfast.
I’ve been loving some sort of egg, pesto, and goat cheese combo this summer. This morning I went with a hard boiled egg over pesto and goat cheese on toasted whole grain bread. It is the perfect combo of creamy, salty, and crunchy.
Besides tasting delicious, eggs are a great source of protein and B12. The combo of the two mini breakfasts kept me satisfied through a yoga class and running a few errands. I also believe that eating a bit more in the morning makes me a less likely to feel snacky at night.
I don’t follow the no eating after a certain time rule – if I’m hungry, I eat! But I do like to eat the majority of my calories before 8 or 9 pm.