We are all guilty of it at some point in our lives. Whether you are running late and don’t enough time to prepare breakfast or are simply too tired and don’t have the energy, you should be more conscious to make sure we are getting something healthy to eat in the morning. Here are 4 great reasons you should eat breakfast:

 

Eating breakfast can actually help you lose weight

If you are not eating breakfast, you are fasting for 15 to 20 hours and can not produce the enzymes needed to metabolize fat. Eating breakfast gives these enzymes a kick-start and help to maintain and lose weight, as well as curb your hunger.

 

It will keep you fueled throughout the day

Eating breakfast can help you allocate your daily calories more effectively. This will help you overeat less during your later meals and you will be more motivated to exercise throughout the day.

 

A few calories will go a long way

The right options for breakfast include oatmeal, muesli, yogurt, and fruits such as strawberries and bananas. These options are low-fat, and high-fiber foods that you are free to eat more of and not worry about packing in so many calories.

 

You will be more focused throughout the day

If you swap breakfast for just a cup of coffee you might feel energized but it is temporary and once the effects wear off you are only left to feel sluggish, lethargic, and consequently unfocused. If you eat breakfast you do not have hunger on your mind and are able to focus on your daily activities.

 

The simple task of starting your morning with a good meal can help improve your day-to-day life. So, the next time you are tempted to skip breakfast, think again!

 

Sources:

http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/most-important-meal
http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/lose-weight-eat-breakfast
http://www.everydayhealth.com/health-report/healthy-breakfast/importance-of-eating-breakfast.aspx

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