Why Eat Breakfast?

Why Eat Breakfast?

When you’re rushing around in the morning, it can be tempting to skip breakfast. It can’t make that much of a difference, right? Wrong. Eating breakfast on a daily basis has numerous benefits that can not only help you burn calories faster, but can also make you shine brighter at work! Read more to find out why breakfast is really the most important meal of the day.

Brain Power
Hunger can lead to many side effects, including weakness, headaches, and lack of concentration.  What does this mean for you?  Poor performance at work and home, most likely.  If your thought processes are affected by hunger, you probably will be more forgetful, distracted, and confused if you don’t eat breakfast.  These traits are not often welcome in the workplace or at home, so boost your brain and have a bowl of cereal!

Metabolism Boost
When you don’t eat for long periods of time, your body goes into starvation mode.  When it's in this mode, your metabolism slows down so it can retain as much body fat as possible.  If you were actually starving, your body would then slowly use that body fat as energy throughout the day.  By eating breakfast, you are giving your metabolism permission to kick into gear and start burning calories, as it doesn’t need to store that body fat any more. 

Why Not?
The final reason for eating breakfast?  It’s delicious!  You can’t usually get away with eating scrumptious omelets, French toast topped with fresh fruit, or crockpot oatmeal any other time of the day, so take advantage of it!  Breakfast may also be one of the only meals your entire family eats together, so savor the quality time. 

But don’t just eat anything for breakfast; focus on healthy whole grains, fruits, veggies, and eggs to make sure your body is reaping the benefits.  Avoid high-fat breakfast meats like sausage and bacon, and say no to cheese when it comes to omelets.  Here are some healthy breakfast recipes for you to try:

Breakfast Smoothie
4-Grain Pancakes
Deluxe Crockpot Oatmeal
Whole Wheat Banana Strawberry Loaf
Apricot Granola
Garden Omelettake out the cheese or use reduced-fat cheese

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