For the last month or two, I have had a strict breakfast regimen of instant oatmeal and green tea. (The green tea extends through the day as well.)
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I started out with regular Quaker instant oatmeal like this:
But I have since moved to the lower sugar variety like this:
Target has had the big variety pack on sale recently, so I bought a bunch. Unlike the box in the image, the big variety pack also includes the maple and brown sugar flavor.
I have found though, that the maple and brown sugar packets have a different consistency than the fruit ones. It’s not related to how much water I use. But the M&BS ones turn gluey, and the others stay oatmealy.
Anyway, the green tea I’ve been drinking is this Lipton Green Tea to Go stuff – it’s a powdered packet that you add to bottled water like this:
Target has also had those on sale, but only the mandarin/mango variety, which I think is the less tasty of them. There’s a cherry blossom variety I have not had.
They also make it in pitcher sized – you can get peach flavored green tea in the pitcher size, and that’s the one I like best. But I use the little packets at work, and the pitcher ones at home.
The point of this is that once I started this regimen (more by fluke than plan), I started feeling a ton better through the day. Previously, I’d stop for breakfast sandwiches at McDonald’s like this:
And a carbonated beverage like these:
I guess I’m just recommending that you all switch from fast food breakfast and diet soda to instant oatmeal and green tea.
And work out at least 3 times a week.
ETA: I just visited the Quaker website and sent them feedback on their gluey M&BS oats.
Random Matt Fact: I was raised a Quaker. You can find out more info about what that means if you want by visiting the website of the church I grew up at in California at their website HERE.