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I am always hungry by 11 am and find myself fantasizing so much for more coffee and a muffin that I end up giving in. I need another boost by 4 pm too. I don’t understand as I grab a quick breakfast, yet I am always tired and hungry.
Written by Alyssa Bauman   

photo woman sitting at table with plate of food, head tilted thinkingThere are a number of factors that could be making you feel this way. Examine what you are eating for breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal as it kick starts your metabolism. Drinking a green juice is my answer to everything, so make this part of your morning routine.

It is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants that power up your cells. Eating a balanced breakfast - one with a mix of protein and complex carbohydrates like avocado on sprouted toast, an egg, steel cut oats with berries and coconut (more recipes at nourished.ca) fuels your body for the day. Breakfast eaters have more energy, actually eat healthier and way less, and have more focus and concentration throughout the day.

Another factor to look at is how many coffees you drink and how you take your coffee. I don’t believe in deprivation as it doesn’t work, but if you are drinking more than 1 cup of coffee and you take it loaded with sugar and cream or drink other hot sugary caffeinated beverages, this is definitely a factor to cause exhaustion and hunger.

Sugar makes you hungry for more sugar, so it is a constant rollercoaster. The more sugar you eat, the more you want to eat. So wean yourself off slowly first by using alternatives like maple syrup or coconut palm sugar in coffee. Then, start eliminating the sugar altogether. Switching to a 4pm green juice will keep you energized and satiated and will make your body altogether more efficient, not to mention other great benefits like glowing skin and weight management.

Alyssa Bauman -

Alyssa Bauman is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, TV personality, speaker and founder of Nourished Health Consulting. Her programs instill long lasting life-changing lifestyle tools to help you live your most fulfilled, vital and most vibrant life. Clean, healthy living shouldn’t have to be hard. Foods Alyssa can’t live without: lemons, avocados, kale and pumpkin seeds.  Sign up for her free monthly Nourished notes for recipes and nutrition wisdom at nourished.ca.

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