Yogurt with nuts and honey

Add nuts and seeds to a cup of full-fat plain Greek yogurt for a healthy breakfast.

As we bring in a new year filled with new beginnings, it’s time to reflect on your own health and vision for what you want to achieve.

You might establish new resolutions, or you might choose some lofty goals that will help you move in the direction you desire. As you work to get everything in order and lay out a plan of action, I suggest you consider how you are going to fuel your body to support these dreams.

“You can’t out-exercise a poor diet.” You’ve likely heard that ad nauseam. How you fuel your body extends far beyond your weight, it impacts your total being and thus influences everything you do no matter who you are.

Are you a business owner or a computer wizard who thrives with a sharp mind? Or maybe a teacher who requires calm and patience? How about a hunter who seeks a steady arm and hours of focus?

Whether you’e a stay-at-home parent who needs ... well, everything? an athlete? a builder? a doctor? You name it. No matter what you tell yourself, your nutrition matters, and if you want to step up your game in life this year, you need to step up your diet.

Here’s a snapshot of what a real “breakfast of champions” might look like:

An egg omelet. Add some non-starchy vegetables, cheese if tolerated, or maybe even a little uncured bacon.

If you’re in a hurry, a few sauteed or scrambled eggs topped with salsa, or some extra virgin olive oil and salt.

Some full-fat plain Greek yogurt with a sprinkling of berries and maybe some nuts and seeds.

A protein shake that has some kind of dietary fat in it like cream, coconut milk, MCT oil, or avocado oil. Consider adding a little frozen spinach, a few berries, and/or ice prior to blending.

Nothing! Research shows breakfast really isn’t the most important meal of the day. Listen to your body and eat out of a response to hunger.

I challenge you to experiment with these suggestions and to ultimately create your own dietary guidelines that will support you in achieving your goals.

In the meantime, cheers to you and your commitment to being a positive force for good in your own life as you push forward into the new beginnings of 2021!

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