Have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?
Many times .
And yet you thought “Oh well, I don’t have enough time in the morning” or “I can easily eat my first meal at noon without feeling hungry”.
Here is the raw truth: fasting in the morning can sabotage your dream body and make your day gloomy, instead of bright and energetic.
Need some more explanations to convince yourself? Here it comes.
During the night your body ‘shuts down’ and so does your metabolism.
When you wake up your blood sugar level is very low and you need food to top up your energy to get through the morning. Your body needs fuel to keep running and the night is the longest gap in the refueling process.
In particular if you trying to lose weight, you DON’T want to skip your breakfast!
A fast metabolism burns much more calories. To keep your metabolism working fast you need to eat something within two hours of waking up and eat something approximately every two/three hours throughout the day in moderate portions.
Consistency in your meals will prevent the insulin level to drop excessively, which can cause overeating and fat storage.
Breaking-your-fast is important to perform better at work or school.
Hunger makes you irritable and disinterested. Eating a healthy breakfast rises your concentration, boosts your energy level and lifts your mood.
A general suggestion to make your breakfast healthier is to go for high fat, fibre and protein food.
Protein and fat keep you fuller for longer and “good” fat contain Omega 3 fatty acids, which are good for your tissues and your skin.
Researches proved that the first meal programs your metabolism for the rest of the day.
If you eat a carbohydrate-rich breakfast it would promote carbohydrate utilization throughout the rest of the day, whereas, if you have a fat-rich breakfast, you have metabolic predisposition to transfer your energy utilization between carbohydrate and fat.
So say bye to those croissants and donuts and set the alarm clock 15 minutes earlier to nourish your body with the right nutrients and set yourself for the day.
It worth it! and you will be able to see results sooner than you think!
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