The Importance of The First Meal of The Day

Eating breakfast is a morning must-do for so many reasons. From keeping your waist line in check to super-charging your energy levels all day; breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day.

Breakfast eaters tend to consume less throughout the day than those who skip. Additionally, those who don’t eat breakfast in the morning have a higher risk of being diagnosed with diabetes. This is because fluctuating glucose levels may cause the pancreas to overwork in some instances.

If you’re sitting there reading this thinking “I’d be nauseous in the morning if I ate breakfast, no thank you,” or “I’m not even hungry when I wake up in the morning, so I’ll save the calories for later,” there are solutions around these common breakfast thoughts.

When you wake up, your carb and sugar levels are low since you have not eaten in at least seven hours, and they need to be replenished. Sparking your energy levels in the morning with a proper breakfast not only gives your muscles the fuel needed to function optimally, but you also rev up your metabolism which plays a key role in weight loss.

If you pump iron in the morning, try:

protein-rich foods with some carbohydrates as well, such as greek yogurt with granola, oatmeal with almond milk and protein powder mixed in or eggs with half an English muffin.

If you’re trying to lose weight, try:

3-4 egg whites (include 1 yolk in there for healthy fats and vitamins), with a piece of fruit.

If you’re an early-morning-cardio-snob, try:

carbs. The body feeds on carbohydrates when you’re running, spinning or on the elliptical. However, make sure you eat at least 45 minutes to an hour before you hit the machines so your food can digest.

If you can’t even think about eating in the morning, try:

a fruit smoothie. The ample dose of natural sugars and carbohydrates will give you important vitamins and minerals to start your day off right.

If you’re on the run, try:

overnight oats. Toss steel cut oats, cinnamon, almond milk, apples and dried fruit into a crockpot let it cook overnight. Once you wake up, your oats are ready to go with you.

You have no reason to skip breakfast now, so try your best to get something in your system early in the morning. Your body will thank you later!

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