You just had a life wakeup about the way you’re waking up: Your morning routine just isn’t cutting it anymore. That morning cup of coffee while navigating your way through traffic, work, and emails isn’t enough. You feel slow, sluggish, and know you need a change — and frankly, eating your Wheaties doesn’t sound like a solution.
Rather than up your number of alarms from three to four, let’s consider another tweak to your morning routine. What could be missing (minus that extra hour of sleep) is protein. Most standard American breakfasts come loaded with sugar and carbs, causing most of us to fall prey to a sugar crash before noon hits. And while we’re not ones to judge second breakfast (we put our cereal in a grab-n-go bag for a reason, mind you), there might be a better alternative.