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Can You Work Without It?.

No, not a camera or a paintbrush…can you paint or work without eating breakfast?

I can work on the computer till about nine or ten in the morning without eating, then I start to feel like I’m going to die, but I can’t paint on an empty stomach, or I can, but it’s painful…there have been many proven reasons to eat breakfast, and most are very important ones like lowering cholesterol and triglycerides…
I’ve jotted down a few below, which I have adapted (with a little humour), to make them more applicable to us

It restores your sugar level that was consumed while sleeping….chocolate is simply not good enough..
It supplies you more energy and nutrients that you’ll need for the day….you’ll need it to finish that huge commission…
Regularly having breakfast can increase your metabolism by as much as 10 percent….2lb loss per week…no?
It increases your concentration and makes you focused on whatever you will do for the day….moderating your groups takes energy…
It boosts your efficiency making you accomplish more things….your bmails to recalcitrant members will be more succinct…
It makes you less ill-tempered especially when that shot or brush stroke won’t come right…
It helps you avoid or decrease stress….when auntie asks once again when you’re going to get a real job, you won’t want to strangle her..
It helps you build healthy and timely eating habits….that chocolate at 2.a.m won’t be necessary any more..
It makes you feel less sleepy during the early parts of the day, especially when you need to post that WIP to a Sojie challenge or go check new work from your watchlist…
It increases your brain function…..spell check will get obsolete…
It helps you overcome fatigue…you will no longer fall asleep with your head in the paint palette…
It is the only time that you will feel like a king, except when you make a sale of course….
Eating breakfast is comforting….you need comfort…your last entry was turned down by the jury..
It exercises the muscles in your jaw….talking to yourself is not enough..
It makes you physically train more effectively….maybe next week you’ll start that run…
It is simply the most important meal of the day
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Do you eat breakfast?
What do you like to eat?
Do find you work better if you eat
?

By the way the photo above is of my breakfast this morning…oatmeal made with vanilla, topped with cinnamon, maple syrup, 1% lactose free milk, and blueberries…a bowl of raspberries, with greek yogurt and a sprinkling of granola…tomorrow it’s an egg day, which will include toast, tea, and a slice of papaya…..taken in my kitchen with light streaming through the window…..

Comments

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 2 years ago

    LOL, very cute and thank you for the information. As always, very informative. I love your touch of humour.
    Yes, I have breakfast
    I have Oatmeal with raisens or banna.
    I have more energy. :o)

  • Oatmeal provides a lot of energy, and I like it or brown rice cereal…. I do like an egg on in between days, and even a slice of bacon on weekends with pancakes…everything in moderation… :)

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockalmost 2 years ago

    Your breakie looks very healthy & tasty Janis. I always need to have breakfast before going to work or paint. Most mornings I go for a walk first, and them I’m starving! I just about always have a mixed grain & fruit cereal with low fat milk, and a spoonful of yogurt

    I still think chocolate is a good substitute for just about everything!

  • Chocolate is wonderful and I think I agree that it can be substituted for everything..almost…I know some people can work without it but I can’t…I do start work very early though, but on the computer, before I eat at nine a.m. but I can’t paint without eating first..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Without breakfast I mean..not chocolate..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • emmajb
    emmajbalmost 2 years ago

    I do try to eat breakfast, always used to in the UK but I’ve picked up the bad Greek habit of no breakfast, just coffee. However, don’t go to long without eating as I start to feel ill. How did you know I talk to myself :)?

  • Lol…I think many artists talk to themselves even if it’s soto voce…I do it out loud sometimes which is even more scary, usually when I drip paint in the wrong place, which is usually one sharp word…not the one you think.. :))

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 2 years ago

    LOL, love how you measured many of the benefits in Redbubble functions! I hate breakfast, but recognize its benefits, so I try to get something in me before it’s already lunch time. If I don’t, my hands can be too unsteady to do fine detail work. Just not naturally a day person. Food, first thing in the morning, is almost nauseating to me, always has been.

  • I can’t eat till around nine, but I do eat a full breakfast then otherwise I would pass out…also eating breakfast keeps my weight at an even keel otherwise I eat too much in the evenings…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mark Wade
    Mark Wadealmost 2 years ago

    Tea and a granola bar at 6 – real breakfast at 9:30 – more tea, whole grain bread with protein source…cheese – uncured ham -fruit.

    Before I leave work – fruit , or simple veggie sticks- that is when I get to make my artistic work

    Paint in the palette? You DO love to paint!

  • Great breakfast Mark..yes I love to paint…the day does not feel right if I don’t…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mark Wade
    Mark Wadealmost 2 years ago

    …head in the paint palette…

  • That never happened to me but it did to someone I know…I tend to put my brush in my cup of tea if I have one next to me on the painting table…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 2 years ago

    It helps you avoid or decrease stress….when auntie asks once again when you’re going to get a real job, you won’t want to strangle her.. lol

    Yes breakfast is important – as well rest – and maybe time away from people – these points sound an awful lot to whether I’m getting enough rest and time to myself (e.g. I’m much crankier if I bothered after a long tired day of work rather then on a ‘normal’ day)

  • I never get enough rest…too many family responsibilities…I suffer from chronic pain as a result and since that is never going to change I will go to my grave exhausted…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 2 years ago

    Your taste in breakfast sounds a bit like mine :) especially the pancakes with one bacon stripe.

  • Sounds great Ann..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jacki Stokes
    Jacki Stokesalmost 2 years ago

    Janis, I’ve just discovered this journal item so I’m a bit late, but on the subject of breakfast: -

    I’ve just discovered the secret of Time Management.
    You know that feeling when you’ve got 50 emails to send before lunch and each time you look at your watch, a whole new hour has flown past? Well, I just started the FAST diet, and to get things off to a good start on a fast day I decided to skip breakfast. Only had to wait until 12.30 for lunch. How hard can that be? I tell you I must have looked at my watch 100 times and still not one single hour had passed! Got lots of emails sent though. So if you’ve got lots to do in a morning – skip breakfast, and it will seem like the morning will never end!

  • I can’t do it…my morning would stretch till dinner…hunger stops me from thinking and I do very poor work…emails can wait as far as I’m concerned..what did we do before we had them? lived very good lives with much less stress…right?

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jacki Stokes
    Jacki Stokesalmost 2 years ago

    Janis, I know if I don’t eat I start to feel very spaced out and yes my thinking does become very confused. As for those emails – I completely agree. Life is so fast and complicated and stressy now. I remember my parents used to keep all their important paperwork (birth certificates, gas bills etc.) in a biscuit tin. I keep asking myself why do I need a 4 drawer filing cabinet that is so full I can’t ever find anything? Beats me.

  • I have three filing cabinets and bins of things still to file…what is it all about? I save too much in case it’s needed…this year I have started the shredding program..nothing earlier than a year will be saved except for income tax documents…it not only takes up too much time, it takes up space physically in the room and in my head..all those masses of paper constricts the psyche..
    Emails I am pretty good at culling…the delete button is always used, but I confess to still having too many desktop files..

    – © Janis Zroback