The biggest change I've noticed this week? I'm now hungry when I first wake up. It used to be I wasn't hungry in the morning, I would wait a couple of hours until hunger hit. Now, when I wake up at 7, my stomache is growling by 8. I wonder if this is because of no dairy, or something else. Maybe that I've stopped nighttime snacking? So my stomache is literally empty after my eight hours of sleep? Possibly.
Anyway, I hate the breakfasts that I've been eating. All I can think of "to-go" is a piece of fruit with some nuts or seeds. Not satisfying. Well, it does cure my hunger and keep me physically satisfied until lunch (usually) but it's just not what I really want. Probably because I'm sort of detoxing from my old faithful breakfast of poptarts. I just really want something sweet and processed in the morning, is that too much to ask?
I just don't know what to do about this meal. It's supposedly the most important one of the day, and I treat it as such on the weekends. Mostly because on the weekends I have plenty of time to prepare and eat it. Through the week? I eat it in hiding at my desk. Or if I really wanted to, I could scarf it down in five minutes at home before work, or on the way to work. Either way, it's not a good meal experience.
This is why I'm considering making granola bars, because of my craving for anything cookie-like in the morning. But should I be trying to replace my poptarts, or should I just let it go and learn to love fruit and nuts for breakfast? I'm not sure. What would Alicia Silverstone do? (you know, if she were on a budget and had to work Monday through Friday 8-5?)