They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day but we know it can get challenging to keep up with a hearty meal every morning. Sometimes you miss your breakfast due to a busy schedule, waking up late, being on a diet, feeling full or the mere feeling of being overwhelmed by routine. But not to fret here are a few counterintuitive actions to take whenever you experience the aforementioned.
- Understand that you need to refuel every morning for energy and in order to have a productive day. Breakfast boosts your memory.
- In case you get overwhelmed by what to eat or you want to break your routine, here are a few quick recipes to follow. Just make sure that you have the ingredients ready as that will get you motivated to make a sumptuous breakfast the next morning. Also, do not forget to leave your kitchen clean the previous night. Unwashed utensils can spoil your mood for a good breakfast. Overall keep it simple.
- If you are too busy snoozing the alarm until you’re left with no time to spare, always have on the go breakfast products in your bag. You have options including yoghurts, lunch bars or cookies if you always feel nauseated in the morning. Sometimes it is not pregnancy but sugar levels that won’t let you off the hook. By fact, eating breakfast regularly can reduce the risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
- Busting the myth that skipping breakfast will help you cut down calories, that’s not it. To a few, it helps with slimming down but a sure option would be to understand your body and how it responds to your meal plan. Some people take small portions others understand the science behind eating breakfast to avoid consuming more calories throughout the day. Weight loss experts say that taking your breakfast regularly helps you boost your metabolism. However, skipping it doesn’t have any effect on the calories you burn in a day.
- Avoid eating heavy into the night or overeating as this makes you sluggish, leads to weight gain, affects your metabolism, and overworks your body causing you discomfort. As you guessed overeating also affects your state in the morning causing you to miss breakfast hence affecting your day.
That said lets now find out the benefits of taking your breakfast early.
“When it comes to a healthy diet, knowing what you’re having is as important as knowing when you’re having it,” Forbes. According to research the best time to have breakfast is within two hours of getting up. Not only does this jumpstart your metabolism but in case you’re working out, it gives you’re the needed energy for a sweat session. 7 things you should know before you hit the gym.
- You start your day on a relaxed note
Rather than waking up on a tight timeline and skipping breakfast or gobbling down whatever, eating early can help you monitor portion sizes and what you’re eating. By doing this you do not overeat during the day, you are able to manage/control your calories and your metabolism stays intact. Since you’re not on an adrenaline rush your body stays relaxed and your mind feels refreshed. Your day will thank you for this.
- Weight control
Since you are starting your day on a healthy meal, your body responds by producing energy that you will use throughout the day. This to mean your metabolism responds accordingly and you don’t run the risk of getting heartburn due to eating large portions later in the day.
Lean proteins are good for breakfast as they are healthy, filling and they will prevent late-morning cravings.
When it comes to healthy living, let’s pause and talk about weekly diets.