“Dr. Claire, what’s your morning routine?”
That’s a question I get a lot.
Generally, docs are advised by their peers to NOT to tell you what we do.
Because what is right for me is not necessarily right for you.
Which is true.
Well, I get up early-ish (anywhere between 5:30-7 a.m.), I meditate, I get ready, I trot to the train, I trot to the office.
Every other day, I trot to the gym before I trot to the office.
Of course, there’s nuance to this routine – like, my morning nourishment.
I’m Awake; But My Stomach Isn’t!
If you’re like me, your stomach doesn’t really wake up until 10:30-11:00 a.m.
By that time, it’s almost lunchtime, so it looks like I have lunch for breakfast.
But its lunch. I scarf down a drink for breakfast.
When I have time at home, I make a smoothie. I use fresh berries, kale, pumpkin, nuts, spice, coconut oil, protein powder, coconut yogurt, etc…I have a bunch of recipes.
But I’ll tell you a secret. I don’t always – in fact, I often – don’t make the smoothie.
I go to work on an empty stomach.
There. I said it. Sometimes I don’t have time even to blend a smoothie.
Breakfast is crucial, though. So, what do I do between 7-11, especially if I’m working out?
That’s exactly what I am sharing with you below.†