Chocolate and I are still separated!! The first day sucked. Let me just express the sheer amount of time that eating it went through my head. It was rough!! But I took the advice of Jarrod (friend at work) that the insane cravings would only last for three days and that from there I would be mostly ok. I can share with you that I am ok! I do miss it in the afternoons, as that is when I would eat it, while doing work. But I handled that fairly well on Monday, and I haven’t thought about it really since then!

Now to keep my metabolism up in the afternoon, after lunch, I will eat either a banana and peanut butter (the natural kind) or a rice cake and peanut butter. I don’t lather on the peanut butter, but I have about 2 tbsp. In the morning I will pre-package some almonds and have about 25 of those and that helps get me to lunch!

Now here are some tips on why eating breakfast is so important! Thank you to the John Tesh Radio Show for these nuggets of information!

  • For Children between ages 6 and 11. Studies show that skipping breakfast at this age has a noticeable impact on a child’s ability to succeed in school – especially when it comes to short-term memory challenges, and basic math solving. Researchers say it’s because children need a lot of fuel for their growing cells to thrive. So if they don’t eat breakfast, their cells starve – which means the brain can’t learn, and muscles can’t grow.
  • For Adolescents from ages 12 to 17.  A report by The International Journal of Food and Science found that teens who skip breakfast are more at risk of developing eating disorders – like anorexia or bulimia. They’re also 51% more likely to become overweight! That’s because a lack of food in the morning triggers over-eating later in the day.
  • Finally: Here’s what happens to grown-ups who skip breakfast. Studies have shown a dramatic link between that morning meal, and the ability to maintain weight. So the number on your scale will start rising. What’s more, your erratic blood sugar will set you up for a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, and depression. So even if you’re rushed for work, mix some blueberries with yogurt. It’s just enough protein to help you feel full longer, and eat less junk.