Picture this: you snooze through your alarm clock and wake up to realize you need to be at your first work meeting in less than an hour. You jump out of bed, quickly shower, get dressed, and scramble to find your car keys. You barely have enough time to pour yourself a cup of to-go coffee, let alone make breakfast. I’ll skip it and have a big lunch, you think before peeling out of the driveway and almost spilling hot coffee on your lap.
It’s now 10 am. You’ve survived two meetings and answered a dozen emails; you are also on your third cup of coffee. Aside from a pounding headache, you barely notice you skipped breakfast until the first hunger pain rolls in. Lunch isn’t until 12 pm and you have so much work to do, so you push through. When the clock strikes noon, you are craving the biggest burger of your life and head straight for the nearest fast food restaurant. You scarf down a large burger, fries, and a diet coke—because diet is healthy, right?
Back at the office, you begin to feel tired and lethargic. Going to the gym after work seems less and less appealing; you’re tired from waking up late, too much caffeine, and the carb overload. At 5 pm, you decide to head home, order takeout, and pour a glass of wine—catching up on your tv shows sounds way more appealing than a sweat sesh and cooking your own healthy meal.
You stay up too late, pour one too many glasses of wine, and don’t fall asleep until close to midnight. You have another 8 am meeting in the morning and you can only hope to wake up on time…
Okay, so maybe this story is a little exaggerated, maybe it isn’t. Our point is, eating breakfast in the morning is crucial to making healthy choices throughout the rest of the day. Notice how in the story above, skipping a healthy breakfast led to overloading on carbs and sugar at lunch, drinking way too much coffee to curve hunger pains, and ultimately skipping the gym and staying up too late. Skipping breakfast can create a cycle of bad habits that, in turn, lead to more bad habits.
When you make time for breakfast though, all of this can be avoided. You know how when you push yourself to go to the gym, even when you don’t want to, you feel a million times better? And this one event then triggers a craving for healthy, nutritional food and a big glass of water. This is the same thing that happens when you eat breakfast. When you start your day with positive habits—stretching, drinking water, eating a healthy meal—you trigger more healthy habits throughout the day.
This is why we love Vukoo bars so much. Even when you are busy, even when you wake up late or forget to make breakfast, you can grab a Vukoo bar on the go. They are perfect for car rides, sitting at your desk, or even walking to a meeting. They provide healthy sustenance and ensure you will make choices that are good for your body, mind, and soul all day long.
So don’t skip breakfast—ever. Keep a case of Vukoo bars in your fridge for crazy mornings and late night cravings. You will be glad you did.
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