Does this sound like you??
You get up at 6:30, throw a bowl of cereal at the kids, or better yet a toaster treat, and get them on the bus to school, shower, dressed and you’re out the door, ready to take on the challenges of a new day at the office by the time you arrive at 9. But are you? Think maybe you forgot something? How about breakfast?
You miss a lot when you miss breakfast.
Hard to believe that roughly 96% of people in a recent survey admitted that eating breakfast is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle, when their actual behavior demonstrates an entirely different story.
Generally, most people have no consistency in their breakfast–eating habits.
Some eat on weekends, but not during the week, some eat it on the fly (on their way to work, in work, or running out the door) and many skip it altogether, demonstrating behavior that doesn’t fall in line with what we all actually already know.
After about 12 hours of fasting, your body needs some energy & water to switch gears from “park” into “drive.”
A nutritious breakfast gets your metabolism fired up and working and helps with the dip in blood sugar levels that can make you crave sweets mid-morning or afternoon that can lead to reaching for a coffee or a sugary, high-calorie pick me up.
Or even worse you just wait until dinner for a feast which is just asking to store body fat, as the sun goes down so does your metabolic rate.
People who eat a nutritious breakfast are prone to be leaner and more energetic, have a reduced risk for type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease and have better concentration when performing job or school-related tasks.
What does a nutritious breakfast include?
Well most people have their most nutritious meal at night before they go to bed, it does not make sense. Fuel your body in the morning for long lasting energy & mind clarity. Aim to get a good source of protein, fat & carbohydrate in & feel the difference for yourself. Before the invention of cereal our breakfast looked pretty similar to our dinner, try making some left overs & re-heat it in the oven while you are in the shower of a morning. “simple”..!
If you are normally a breakfast “skipper,” you may want to try eating breakfast for a few days and see how you feel. You may notice that you don’t get that mid-morning slump and that your whole day seems better somehow. It might actually make a believer out of you when you hear that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day!
An optimal choice for meal sizes would be to eat like a King at breakfast, a Prince at lunch & someone with a maxed out credit card for dinner.
If just the thought of food first thing in the morning turns your stomach start slow, that is just a habit that can be changed..!
After all “breakfast” is to – “break-the-fast”
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