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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is something that scientists and mothers have been saying for decades, and there’s a reason for that – it’s true. Studies show that what you eat for breakfast has a significant impact on how your body works throughout the remainder of the day. A healthy breakfast is not only crucial for maintaining a healthy weight, it also provides your body with the fuel it needs to work as efficiently as possible.
The problem is that many people consider their lives to be so busy that they don’t have time for breakfast. Many believe that they can simply make up their missed breakfast by eating something a little later. There are several reasons why this is a mistake. Here are three of the most important reasons why we shouldn’t miss breakfast.
KICKSTART YOUR METABOLISM
When you go to sleep your metabolism slows down as you don’t use as much energy through the night! Breakfast is really important to kickstart your metabolism and get everything fired up and working efficiently… especially if you are looking to lose weight.
SKIPPING BREAKFAST RESULTS IN OVEREATING THROUGHOUT THE DAY
If you skip breakfast, you’re depriving your body of the fuel it needs to start the day. And, because you deprived your body of the nutrition it needed early in the day, this typically results in overeating later in the day. The same concept applies to those who eat high-processed carbohydrate breakfasts, such as sweetened cereals, bagels, white bread, jellies, and other processed foods. The body burns off the sugars and starches in these types of foods quickly, often leaving the body wanting more sugar and starch. For this reason, skipping breakfast is something to avoido if you’re trying to lose weight.
Studies suggest that eating breakfast can help with cognitive function and memory. Why wouldn’t you want to give your brain a boost and be on the ball all day long!
Breakfast should not only be looked at as a means of maintaining (or losing) weight. It also plays a significant role in how the brain works. The brain is a complex organ that requires a variety of different nutrients in order to function at its best. This is why most people will remain in a “fog” when they skip breakfast.
If you’re an early riser and like a fasted workout first thing in the morning, then this is the perfect time to allow your body to tap in to fat stores for energy and aid weight-loss. It is vital however that you eat breakfast after your workout to refuel the body and give you energy for the day!
CURB YOUR CRAVINGS!
Opt for a protein packed breakfast such as our Slender Porridge, eggs or yoghurt that not only help to limit fat storage but also keep you feeling fuller for longer. This is extremely important if you are aiming to lose weight, as a good breakfast will help you to control your appetite and curb snacking!
Some studies have found that by eating a breakfast high in fiber and wholegrain options that can help to lower the risk of chronic diseases such as Cardiovascular disease and Diabetes.