What to eat for breakfast?
It takes energy to burn food – approximately 200 calories a day – and it takes twice the amount of energy to burn protein as it does carbohydrate. This has the effect of reducing your appetite. Including protein in your breakfast makes sense – “going to work on an egg” is a very good idea.
As well as protein, a non-sugary cereal to will give you the minerals and vitamins you need, and a piece of fresh fruit will add essential fibre to your breakfast. Remember not to add sugar to your cereal, your coffee or tea, and avoid sugar-loaded fruit juice and smoothies.
Control your hunger pangs – eat a good breakfast!
The old saying ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’ is actually very sensible advice. A really good breakfast is the best way to start the day. Lunch should be sufficient so that you don’t feel the need to snack during the afternoon. Your evening meal should be light and eaten as early as is practicable.
When you eat can be dictated by the requirements of your daily life, but there are serious health benefits to be had if you can reduce the time between meals and by doing so lengthen the time when you are not eating i.e. the time between your evening meal and breakfast. Why? Because what you are doing in effect is to have a mini fast. Providing you don’t snack or drink alcohol after your evening meal this is the time when your body is free from processing food and when it can turn its attention to some timely repairs and maintenance. It will also help to reduce your body fat and lower your blood sugar and cholesterol levels.