Are you the type of person that runs around in the morning and always leaves the house without putting any nourishment in your tummy first? Or, maybe you roll out of bed with just enough time to walk out the door, not bothering to eat breakfast before you do.
Well, if you aren’t taking the time to get some food in your belly first thing in the morning, you’re missing out on a lot of important benefits. They include:
Lower weight. Studies have shown that those who eat breakfast on a regular basis tend to have smaller waistlines. Eating within the first couple of hours after waking gets your metabolism going so that you burn more calories throughout the day and it also keeps your hunger under control so that it is easier for you to make healthy food choices.
Better nutrition. If you are trying to get all of your necessary vitamins and minerals in by eating two meals or less, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll succeed. However, if you make sure you eat a healthy, nutritious breakfast then you’re getting your body off to a great vitamin packed start.
Increased energy. If you don’t feed your body between dinner the night before and lunch the next day, your body is going almost eighteen hours without food. Therefore, your energy levels are going to plummet because you don’t have any fuel in your body. So, when you eat breakfast, it’s like you’re filling up your internal gas tank.
Improved attitude. Have you ever noticed that when you’re hungry, your patience is less and you are quicker to react in a more negative manner? This is because your blood sugar is unstable (which is all too common for diabetics who normally have issues with blood stabilization). You can avoid this emotional roller coaster by not letting yourself skip breakfast and getting too hungry.
Make it a priority to get something in your stomach within the first hour or two of waking up. Ideally, you’ll want it to be a protein and a carbohydrate, like an egg and a piece of toast or Greek yogurt and fruit. When you make this a habit, you’ll notice that you feel better all the way around.