Did you eat breakfast this morning?
If not, you should be starting tomorrow.
Your parents probably told you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And they were right! Studies have proven that there are very real benefits to eating breakfast every day.
Not eating can make you fat
When you eat breakfast you are kick starting your metabolism to burn more calories. Your body needs fuel in the morning. If you don?t give it fuel it goes into starvation mode.
When your body thinks it is starving it will hang onto every calorie and every bit of fat in case you go hungry for a long time. So not eating actually makes you gain weight.
What you eat is important too. You should eat a protein rich breakfast to give you the energy that you need to face the day and to keep you full until lunch. Eating in the morning triggers the production of Leptin in the body.
Leptin is what makes you feel full. When your body has enough Leptin and your stomach feels full you won?t be tempted to hit the bagel shop or vending machine for a carb heavy snack in the middle of the morning.
I?m too busy for breakfast
This is the number one excuse that people use to justify skipping breakfast. But it?s also a lie. Breakfast doesn?t have to take a long time to cook or be food that you have to sit down and eat.
When you have the time to cook eggs and bacon is a great breakfast. But if you are pressed for time yogurt or some cheese is a good breakfast too
Protein bars are the ultimate portable healthy breakfast for people who barely have time to make it to work.
Here are some quick and easy breakfast ideas that even the busiest person can make time for:
- Greek yogurt is high in protein and easy to grab on your way out the door. Keep a spoon in your bag or in the car.
- Hard-boiled eggs are easy to take on the go and pack a powerful protein punch. They are also great for snacks.
- Fruit and fruit smoothies are not the best choice but they are better than a bagel or a sugary coffee drink. The natural sugars in fruit are better for you than refined sugar and fruit is full of vitamins and minerals.
- Go veggie. Salads aren?t just for lunch. At night prepare a salad with healthy veggies, hard-boiled eggs, and some bacon. Grab the salad on your way out the door and eat breakfast at your desk.