The importance of eating breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Have a good breakfast and you will set yourself up for the day. You’ll feel more energetic, you’ll perform better, and you won’t feel the need to snack.
Skipping breakfast sets you off on the wrong foot. Skip it, and you won’t have suppressed your hunger hormone ghrelin. It won’t be long before you feel really hungry and your blood sugar hits rock bottom. You start to crave a sugary snack. Before you know it you’re off to the vending machine.
And your day won’t get any better. It’s been shown that if you don’t have a good breakfast, you’ll have food on your mind all day. Why? Because your ghrelin level remains high. As a result you’ll feel hungry throughout the day. You’ll eat too many calories at lunch, eat more snacks in the afternoon, and cap the day off with a large meal before you go to bed. All this will make you put on weight. and all because you skipped breakfast.
Some people say that they don’t want to eat breakfast because they don’t feel hungry. The cause? Probably the most common cause is eating a large meal too late in the evening, having a late snack or drinking alcohol before you turn in. Shovelling energy into your body just at the time when it needs it least is not a good idea. If you do, most of the energy will be stored as fat because you don’t need it, and that’s why you won’t feel hungry in the morning.
Not getting up early enough to give yourself enough time to eat breakfast or being in a rush in the morning can also get you into the habit of not eating breakfast. Adjust your routine to make sure you have time for breakfast.
What’s a good breakfast? One which contains about a quarter of your daily calories. Why? Because you need to kick start your body’s energy-burning process and eat enough food to keep your hunger hormone ghrelin at bay.