I know quite a few people who never eat breakfast. I even know a few who say they CAN’T eat breakfast, that they get physically ill. This post is for those people who don’t eat breakfast because they don’t have the time or are trying to lose weight.
WRONG!!!Very bad idea! It’s not easy to get everyone in the diet and nutrition business to agree on the best diet, but I think everyone would agree that you need to eat something for breakfast.
The reason it’s called breakfast is because you are breaking the fast that occurs when you sleep. Get it? Break – fast.
When we starve ourselves or skip meals, our bodies actually hold on to body fat because of it’s high calorie concentration and because it’s an excellent source of energy and warmth. When we eat breakfast we accelerate our metabolism to become more efficient at burning calories. If you don’t eat breakfast, when lunchtime arrives you will be ravenous and are more likely to overeat.
Because I eat so many small meals throughout the day, I like to break my fast with fresh vegetable juice. About 90 minutes later I will have some protein, i.e. an egg white omelet with a little low fat cheese.
Breakfast should include some protein and a small amount of fat which, like protein, can help to stop hunger pangs and regulate blood sugar levels. A small amount of complex carbohydrates are fine as well.
If you are rushed for time, have some low sugar yogurt like Fage plain Greek yogurt on hand or a piece of fruit. No prep time is needed and it takes less than 5 minutes to eat. Or have a handful of almonds or a cold baked sweet potato. Even some leftover chicken or salmon. There’s no reason breakfast has to be about eggs or cereal.