I’m just too busy.”
“Who has time to cook in the morning?”
“I’ll eat lunch in a couple of hours anyway.”
There is no shortage of excuses for missing breakfast. Breakfast is one of the most
overlooked meals of the day, despite the constant reminders of its importance. No doubt you
have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What rarely comes along with
this statement is the explanation of why breakfast is so important.
Eating breakfast can make you energized, ensure your morning
productivity and stave off superfluous snacking. But it can do even more than that. When
your body is fortified with nutrients, you are in a much better position to fend off attacks
from viruses and bacteria and more likely to make it through the cold and flu season unscathed.
Eating the right foods (not just a bunch of sugary cereal) will give you complex
carbohydrates and protein to keep you functioning at best up until lunch time. Skip breakfast
and your energy and immunity will sag. What’s better – a fifteen minute head start on a groggy
and underpowered day, or taking time to start your day with a flourish of energy
and wellbeing that lasts until your lunch break?
This boost of energy and feeling of wellbeing from breakfast hints at its healthy
effects. Eating a properly constructed breakfast can provide minerals, vitamins, antioxidants,
and so much more to help keep a human body running smoothly. Carbohydrates obtained from
breakfast burn throughout the early part of the workday and protein from this meal makes sure
you don’t gain weight. And if you are hitting the the gym, proteins from a balanced breakfast
will help restore your muscles. Keep in mind, by the time breakfast rolls around, your body is
pretty starved for nutrition. Depriving your body of its morning supply of energy can leave
Skipping breakfast is highly detrimental to anyone trying to lose weight. Dieting is hard
enough without being constantly hungry through the first half of the day. A healthy,
well-rounded breakfast can stave off hunger right up until midday. Skipping breakfast, and
exposing yourself to that hunger, can chip away at anyone’s willpower. In time, you may find
yourself snacking uncontrollably in effort to sate the same hunger that a healthy breakfast
would have done in the first place.
A new study shows that eating breakfast every single day is a key behavior among people
who averaged a 60-pound weight loss and have kept it off for six years. The study in the
Journal of Obesity Researchwas an ongoing look at successful maintainers of significant
Nearly 80 per cent of them eat breakfast everyday as part of their routine to stay
Throughout this article, I have referenced a “healthy, balanced breakfast”. Some of you
may be wondering just what that is. Well, the particulars are relative to each individual.
Generally, you can’t go wrong with eggs, whole-grain muffins, and fresh vegetables.
Breakfast is an invaluable part of the human diet. Besides…it tastes good. I know as well
as anyone that some mornings even getting out of the door on time is an achievement. But, when
considering all of the benefits that breakfast can give, isn’t it worth waking up ten to
fifteen minutes earlier?