Eat Healthy Breakfast For Energy & Weight Loss
In the article I’ll tell you about why it is important to Eat Healthy Breakfast For Energy & Weight Loss. It’s a pity that breakfast is a meal many people disregard completely or chew on something unhealthy and go “job done!” It’s very unfortunate because it’s the most important meal of the day.
Breakfast will recharge your stores of energy (hence break-fast, you were in a fast all night long, surprising isn’t it?) and help you maintaining or even losing weight. Now of course it’s not magic but every little conscious effort will take you a step closer to your goals.
Reasons for skipping breakfast are commonly lack of time, “not hungry; it’ll make me gain weight!” and so on… In the morning, your body is in a state where the last meal you had was about 8 hours ago give or take, your blood-sugar levels are low and in desperate need of a refuel of glucose — the main energy source of your body for all its operations, including the brain. A good analogy is a car and its fuel, not a good idea to go on a long road-trip (metaphor for a full working day) with the tank nearly empty, is it?
Kick-start your day & reduce hunger throughout
Eating breakfast will kick-start your day and keep you energized. Know that feeling when it’s not even noon but you feel sluggish? A healthy breakfast will not only make you physically energized, but also mentally-sharp, maximizing productivity at anything requiring concentration and analytical thinking, for example: programming, accounting, sweeping the streets… What?
Not eating breakfast affects you badly and it’s the reason of you feeling the way you do if you are: tired, restless or irritable in the morning. Eating breakfast is one thing, but eating a healthy one is a whole other thing! You need one that will provide you with enough nutrients your body needs to function.
How Does It Affect Weight Management?
As for weight, keeping your weight or losing excess fat is achieved by satisfying your hunger and in turn avoiding becoming so hungry later in the day that you overeat – eat way more than your body needs. You may think “that’s stupid, I know when I ate enough!” — not very true, it takes your stomach about 20 minutes to signal the brain that it’s full and you’re not hungry anymore! That’s plenty of time to binge on anything that comes across! In the end of the day you’ll end up consuming more calories–by reaching extreme hunger–than if you ate breakfast.
Show Me Some Healthy Breakfast Ideas
There are a lot, but one thing’s for sure: there are more unhealthy ideas and they are way more accessible. The most commonly cited healthy-breakfast option is oatmeal: bland at first, but if accompanied by some yummeh berries and almonds, can pack some serious calories and in the form of protein and dietary fiber!
Another good option is a shake; can be with protein powder or simply milk with chocolate powder, olive oil and peanut butter all mixed in a mixer… Or all together. Sounds alien? Well those aliens sure know how to make convenient meals… Think about it, it’s liquid (!) and boasts amounts of calories not to be taken lightly!
For more on these 2 meal ideas (and 8 more) check this informative article on ZenHabits. While the 2 I outlined here are pretty common options in the health-aware world, there are more less common ones which may suit you better!