I know what you are thinking. We have been hearing our whole lives how important eating breakfast is to have a successful day. Well, I am here to tell you that it is the truth! Having breakfast is the fuel that you need to jump-start your day, just like how you need gas to drive your car. It helps your metabolism and helps to burn calories throughout the day. Here are some reasons you should eat breakfast and tips on what to eat.
Why You Should Eat Break
Skipping the morning meal is not a good idea because it can throw off your body’s rhythm of eating and fasting. Your blood sugar is usually low when you wake up in the morning, breakfast helps replenish it. If you skip breakfast or any meal, you will have low energy and you are more than likely going to overeat at your next meal. If you think that skipping a meal will help you, it will not. There are studies that show people who eat breakfast, usually tend to keep the weight off that they have lost. However, eating breakfast does not mean that you will lose weight. You have to be disciplined with all meals for that.
Your Breakfast Doesn’t Have to Be Large
I am a firm believer of eating breakfast daily. I always have been. It is very rare that you will catch me not eating anything for breakfast. It can be something as small as a banana. It is better than eating nothing at all. When you do eat something for breakfast, it should be within an hour of waking up. You do not need to have a full-blown breakfast to be successful. It can be as small as a piece of fruit or some granola.
Only thing that I would suggest, and I am sure you all are aware of this, is to try to avoid donuts or pastries. The best way to go is to make sure that you have a mix of carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats and fiber. Carbohydrates will give you energy right away, proteins will give you energy later and fiber will help you feel full longer. Some easy options for breakfast to try would be whole-grain cereal, low-fat milk, breakfast smoothie, fruit, nuts or even whole-grain granola bars.
What do you normally eat for breakfast?