Breakfast has always been the most important meal of the day. But for many of us, including myself, usually consists of a cup of coffee while I get ready for the day ahead.
So why is breakfast important?
Eating in the morning gives us energy and concentration for the day ahead. It refuels our body and has proven effects on our motivation in the morning.
A nutritional meal in the morning can have many health benefits, including our mental and physical health. Skipping it can lead to us being more distracted and less focused. Our body will start craving fuel to help us make it to lunch, increase our likelihood of snacking or awareness of the time for our lunch.
Breakfast and weight loss.
There have been many studies on breakfast and weight loss with no real clear answer. Some studies have found a link with skipping breakfast and weight gain and others haven’t.
Studies have linked that a larger intake of our of calories in the morning rather than dinner can help with weight loss. As we burn more calories throughout the day than in the evening. However this also is determined by different factors, such as the hours you work, and the activities you do during this day.
The most important meal of the day.
I have started having eating again in the mornings, I have seen an increase in energy levels and more motivation throughout the day. Having a small dinner has also helped me sleep better, and I do feel healthier within myself.
A nutritionist called Adelle Davis in the 1960s famously said: “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.” Try it for a week for yourself and see how you feel.