Another question that I got asked a lot after my last post was "why the lemon water?"
As I said in the beginning, everyone's body is different and everyone's taste preferences vary. I grew up in an OJ house; we didn't mess around with any of that "milk" or "water" crap--the 6 of us kids could shot gun a carton of Simply Orange OJ on command. So it's always been habit for me to have something citrusy in the morning.
However, there are wonderful benefits to drinking lemon water in the morning as opposed to another drink like OJ, chocolate/normal milk/juice/plain-BORING-water:
1. Low-calorie way to get vitamin C
2. Aids digestion and detoxes
3. Lemons are a wonderful fruit
But do be careful to not swoosh the lemon juice in your mouth all day, because your teeth will break apart and you will be ugly and all your friends won't hang out with you anymore (#science)
So this week, I'm going to try 5 different breakfasts along with my routine:
Monday: the control breakfast, my typical greek yogurt with berries/granola (green tea and lemon water)
Tuesday: Egg with salt and pepper on toast w/ green tea [minimal, complex and high protein]
Wednesday: either going to try "no breakfast" - aka just tea [just to see how I feel]
OR guilty pleasure breakfast [high in fat and carbs - chocolate chip pancakes]
Thursday: protein shake - recipe tbd [what's it like to not eat solid food?]
Friday: smoked salmon and cream cheese on whole grain toasted bagel [big high carb breakfast]
I'll report back with my findings.
Until next time, beautiful people. I wish you all a healthy and happy week full of many laughs and successes! Spend some time outside, buy a plant, get dinner with a friend you haven't seen in a while. You are in 100% control of your life and what you do with it.