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 your first meal of the day is so important.
Why eating breakfast is good for you
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 lunchtime. Skip your morning meal 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?
Boosts your energy and feeling of wellbeing
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 you vulnerable.
Skipping breakfast can make it harder 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.
Studies 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 Research was an ongoing look at successful maintainers of significant weight loss.
Nearly 80 percent of them eat breakfast every day as part of their routine to stay slender. 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?