It’s common for people to think that when they skip breakfast, they are ‘saving’ calories. Have you ever thought this way? Many of us, at one point or another in our lives, have fallen into the 'no breakfast' trap. So, what's wrong with skipping breakfast?
You've heard it said before, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!"
If managing your weight is your goal, then listen to this.
How? Your body needs fuel to function, and food is that fuel. When you skip breakfast, first of all you slow down your metabolism, a big no-no. Then you feel super hungry and reach for whatever is in front of you...doughnuts, chips, candy, for a quick snack to quiet the hunger. True? Willpower is no match for the hunger pangs. You fail, you feel guilty, and give up on your goal!
If you find yourself running out of steam mid-morning or mid-afternoon, ask yourself, "Did I remember to eat breakfast this morning?"
Here is a beautiful quote by Tony Robbins, "The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results."
Starting your day with a healthy breakfast will lead to more energy and better productivity throughout your day. You feel great, you accomplish more and you have energy for exercise! A win-win all around.
Are you feeling stressed? It could be that you did not have breakfast.
How long has it been since you last had food? If you ate dinner at 6:00pm and it's now 10:00am the next day and you have still not eaten anything, you have essentially fasted for 16 hours. Your blood sugar drops, causing cortisol (the stress hormone) to be released as the body perceives a stressful situation. This contributes to lower energy and weight gain.
Breakfast tips and a recipe
Try these fabulous Egg and Veggie Muffins. Make them ahead of time to have on-hand as an easy grab-and-go breakfast for those busy mornings. They are delicious, nutrient packed and high in protein. Enjoy, and remember what your Mamma told you..."Eat your breakfast!"