What Breakfast Has Taught Me.

12:46 PM



Breakfast can offer you a cheap piece of good advice in the morning if you really need it. I sit down every morning with my bowl of Cheerios, sliced up strawberries, and a cup of green tea with lemon and the contents whisper to me, "Start your day off positive."

I think they just mean that I'm doing the right thing by eating breakfast. When I was in middle school and high school I wouldn't eat breakfast because 1) I could barely get out of bed on time, and 2) I thought that not eating breakfast would help me avoid some weight. (Which is wrong, I'm pretty sure). 

You see, your brain needs power before it can start the day off. It needs that jump start, and I don't mean the tall non-fat soy sugar-free caramel macchiato (???) you picked up on your way to work this morning. I mean a hearty, balanced breakfast. Without it, I'm pretty sure my days would be ruined. Once I'm able to start my day off with something fresh, I feel like I can do anything. As breakfast tells me to start me day off positive I'm thinking, here I am, breakfast, doing the positive thing...you're going to change my world.

That last statement is both true and untrue. Breakfast changes my day/world because I allow it to. I look at it in a positive light and allow myself to continue from there. Here's a short list of other things breakfast has taught me:

1. Don't overdo it. 
2. Natural sugar > refined sugar. 
3. Mornings are the best. 
4. A simple life triumphs over a complex one. 
5. Fruit is my best friend. 
6. Tea is the ocean of my life. 
7. The internet can wait. 
8. Breakfast talks are time consuming. 
9. Breakfast talks are usually the best kind of talks. 
10. All good things must come to an end. 

I know that Rice Crispies snap, crackle, and pop, but has your breakfast been telling you anything insightful lately? What are some things you've come across in the beginning of the day while nomming on your morning meal? Let me know in the comments. 

It's the little things. I hope your strawberries are juicy and your yogurt fresh,


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  1. Really informative post!

    Lots of love xxx
    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  2. When I started middle school and up until now I started avoiding breakfast for similar reasons. Aside from the fact that breakfast just doesn't sit well with me. I think that might be because I'm not used to it. I do believe that breakfast can in fact (as you mentioned) change up your day for the better. Now that I am on summer break I am going to try to come up with some new foods to try for breakfast. Perhaps; if you'd like, you can make a post talking about some of your favorite breakfast foods :) I would love to get some ideas. Lovely post x

    -Crystal
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    1. Thanks for the idea, Crystal! I'm going to put that down in my ideas to brainstorm :) I'd recommend eating just a light breakfast, just enough to give your brain and stomach what they need until lunch.

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  3. So informative! I get so lazy with breakfast in the morning! I have actually started making things at night, like yogurts and chia puddings that I can just grab and go in the morning. I wish I gave myself even that extra 20 minutes just to eat it!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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    1. Yum I would love to try a chia pudding! If you make one be sure to share your recipe!

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  4. Love this!! I always preach how important breakfast is! Love your tips too!

    <3 Shannon
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  5. I once read great advice, I should really try and stick to it more often tho and that is to eat large portions in the morning and smaller portions in the evening, I actually started making an effort as of today to eat breakfast, my breakfast skipping has turned into lunch skipping too and that's seriously unhealthy!
    xxx | Pieces in Pink | Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I've read that a lot recently too. I think it would be better to stick with moderate portions at all times of the day, but I'm no nutritionist :) Also no meal skipping, your body needs the nutrients :) If anything just have small healthy snacks throughout the day.

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  6. I honestly can't function without breakfast. I don't understand how people skip it. I also wake up starving, haha. It's my favourite meal of the day! x

    Femme with Flair

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  7. Enjoyed reading it and I totally agree with u!!
    I think the breakfast is the mist important meal of the day!!
    Thanks .xoxo
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  8. Good idea, going to try it and lovely Blog too :)

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  9. Love this post! I am so obsessed with breakfast. I usually like to take my time with it on the weekends since I actually have time to fully enjoy it.

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  10. Fantastic post! Breakfast is definitely super important

    Made in Mauve // Bloglovin

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  11. yes fantastic post! breakfast is definitely my fav meal of the day :)

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  12. Tea is the ocean of my life tooooo haha! Breakfast is so important, if someone ruins it, my day is off to a bad start.

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

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  13. Oh I absolutely love this post lovely, so unique and different to so many around. Breakfast is literally my favourite meal of the day so I am totally with you on this! :)

    Elle
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    xx

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  14. Perfect post. I like it a lot. :)


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  15. You're so good, Brooke! This is an awesome and healthy breakfast for you - wish I could do the same! But I may have to take you up on this one day...strawberries in cereal and lemon in a hot tea are simply exquisite!

    ~Lor @ lovelyandcozy.com

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  16. So ein toller Artikel ich finde auch, auch wenn ich mich erst wieder daran gewöhnen muss dass das Frühstück ser wichtig und vor allem total lecker sein kann :)
    Und das man während dieser Zeit wirklich in ruhe Frühstücken sollte ohne Handy oder Laptob in der nähe. Ich freue mich jeden Morgen auf meinen Rosentee :)

    Bisous, deine PatriciaTHEVOGUEVOYAGE by SIA

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  17. Lovely post. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.

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  18. This is such a unique, lovely post<3 xx

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  19. this is perfect, love the pictures too

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    Tyana
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  20. OMG this is actually so true, I used to avoid breakfast and rock up to school starving and then binge so I think eating it actually helps you eat less, I really love the little motivational, positive start to the day! xxx

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    1. Me too! And it was so dumb of me because then I'd get to school and have NO thinking power - I'd be dead. Breakfast is essential.

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  21. Lovely informative post. I totally need to start making more time for that important first meal of the day! x

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

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  22. Hi lovely, I really enjoy this port, I am really bad at breakfast, I need to get better, I am going to star trying the hot lemon and water thing, I have heard is really good and from there I will keep adding new rituals,Thanks for sharing this post.xx
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    1. Glad you liked it Arely! Good luck on your breakfast ritual experience!

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  23. I love breakfast food, I can eat it for lunch and dinner too.

    xo Sheree
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  24. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I am constantly learning what will get me through the morning without a million snacks! Sometimes I get excited about breakfast because I have already planned it the day prior and other days I struggle because I have no idea what I feel like! Great post and blog. x

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  25. This is a good positive vibes I can bring to me every morning.
    Such cool thoughts about breakfast.
    XO

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  26. All very good points and you're right, breakfast talks can definitely be the best kind! It's essential to eat breakfast, even if it's something very small, as it's a way of kickstarting your brain for the day :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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  27. Yes, breakfast talks are usually the best kinds (though I spend most of them talking to my cat, haha). Loved this post, Brooke!

    May x • http://themayden.blogspot.com

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  28. Yes, yes, yes! I agree, I love breakfast even if I rarely eat anything. Two slices of bread and a banana with coffee is perfect for me. I love having breakfast and checking out everthing I missed online or reading a good book. That's my way of starting the day <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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  29. Some great tips, thanks for sharing. Breakfast used to be my least favourite meal but I've tried really hard to make things which are both healthy and tasty to make me look forward to it more!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose’s Rooftop

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  30. I love breakfast it's my favourite meal of the day! I've never understood those who skip it!
    I try to eat healthy 6 days on the week but my Sunday morning full English tells me you deserve a treat :)

    The Everday Life of Rachel

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  31. I am almost never hungry in the morning but I am trying to eat something healthy anyway. It's the most important meal of the day after all!

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  32. Such a great post ! I've only just found your blog and i love it :) Do you have a bloglovin account so i can follow you because i'd love to know when you post :)

    Love Marianne xxx

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  33. Live the little things <3

    x Sharon

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  34. nice one..

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