You’ve likely heard that breakfast is good for you. Why, specifically? When you wake up in the morning, your body is in a fasted state and your blood sugar level can be low. Your blood sugar level helps fuel your brain and all of your other muscles. Breakfast helps to replenish it. It gives you a chance to get healthy nutrients in at the start of your day to fuel you all day long.
If you skip breakfast, you can be setting yourself up to overeat later in the day. Or turn to high-fat, high-sugar snacks and foods. This is a big reason why studies have shown that people who eat breakfast are leaner and generally more healthy than those who skip it.
Also, your metabolism rises with each meal, in order to process the food that you have taken in. This is why it is also often recommended, if possible, that you eat smaller meals throughout the day, instead of two or three big ones. Dieting or cutting calories by skipping meals can actually be more detrimental to weight maintenance or weight loss because it causes your body to go into a type of starvation mode, where it hangs on to everything it can, and also drops your metabolism to work as efficiently as possible to manage the energy (calories) that it does have.
Do you eat breakfast? Many people skip breakfast because they’re rushing in the morning, maybe hit snooze a few too many times, and at that point don’t have time to get a meal together before they’ve got to be out the door.
Next week I’ll share quick and easy balanced breakfast options and ideas for you!
As a holistic personal trainer and health coach, I include nutrition coaching within my work with my clients to help them to align their eating habits with their goals in a way that is enjoyable and sustainable long-term. What I offer is more than personal training, but lifestyle transformation.
If I can be of help to you in your health, fitness, and wellness journey, reach out to me! I would love to hear what it is you want to accomplish and where you are today.
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