We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating a healthy breakfast every morning helps start your day off on the right foot. Here are the top four reasons you should eat breakfast every morning.
- Boost Metabolism
- Energy Boost
- Improved Concentration
- Sets Healthy Example
One of the most important reasons you should eat breakfast every morning is to increase or boost your metabolism. This can aide in weight loss and keeping your energy levels high. Studies show that people who do not eat breakfast can consume more calories throughout the day causing them to gain more weight.
Nothing worse than feeling sluggish first thing in the morning. I hated sitting in school during the first half of the day feeling completely worn out and unable to ‘wake myself up’. This was almost always a result of my not eating breakfast in the morning. This feeling would only continue throughout the day and as it went on I would get increasingly more tired and sleeply. By the time lunch rolled around I was yawning uncontrollably fighting to keep my eyes open.
More energy also means a significantly better mood. Ever heard of the word ‘hangry’? Well, it’s no lie, plenty of people’s moods are affected when they are hungry. Eating a healthy breakfast every morning keeps those hunger pains away and you don’t run the risk of alienating your office!
Remember the cereal commercials in the 90s that harped on eating a balanced breakfast? Improved concentration after eating breakfast is no myth, many people seem to believe they function just as well if not better without eating breakfast. While it may appear to be true, chances are you are not providing 100% of your best ability. You may also start to experience trouble focusing on certain task or conversations around lunch time. Eating breakfast every morning is known to keep you fuller longer allowing you to concentrate on your work for longer periods of time.
Setting a Healthy Example
The most important thing is making sure I set a healthy example for my children. I realized early on I had been modeling unhealthy eating habits and I was determined to turn it around before they were too far gone. Don’t get me wrong, I still have picky eaters and they still fight me when it comes to vegetables. But since I began my lifestyle changed, my children have learned portions and I don’t have to remind them of a number of snacks they had been consuming. My five year old also now prefers water over everything else, so that’s a major plus.
When they see me enjoying a healthy breakfast, it makes them want to do the same thing. In fact, they have a great habit of reminding me to eat breakfast and they definitely won’t allow themselves to skip this important meal.