food for focus

anonymous man showing coffee berries

Everyone knows you are what you eat, so I’m not going to even bother repeating it.

Ah, dang it.

Anyway, there’s no prompt from Five Minutes in the Morning, besides writing down your favorite healthy foods and ways to add them to your diet.

I briefly touched on this with Monday’s post, but if you only keep healthy foods in the houseyou won’t have to worry about putting unhealthy food in your body.

It seems simple, until I remember the deliciousness of cinnamon rolls are.

I’ve recently decided I’m redefining my relationship with food, that I’m done emotionally eating. But then I order a large pizza and eat most of the thing over an evening. It’s a process, and it’s important to remember that progress isn’t always linear.

I used to have no problem eating well, but that went hand-in-hand with working out, and I haven’t been able to get back into that just yet. But I moved into my new place recently, so I’m optimistic that will soon follow.

Five Minutes suggests mono-tasking when you’re eating because doing anything else creates a “false economy” because the energy needed for digestion is drained. Mindful eating is a great way to bring focus into your life. It fosters gratitude, and it makes it less likely you will overeat.

Here are the foods Five Minutes lists as well as their benefits (but you can find more here):

  • Oats for slow-release energy
  • Berries for memory
  • Omega-3 oily fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines) for healthy brain function
  • Pumpkin seeds, rich in zinc, for thinking

So, what’s for breakfast, dear reader?

served healthy breakfast on wooden table
This spread looks eggs-cellent. Are you stuffed on food puns yet?

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