We have all heard the saying that breakfast is your most important meal, but is it true?
When you wake up from a good night’s rest, you have to remember that your body has effectively been fasting for the last 8, or however many, hours. No food and no water. So you will definitely want to drink a full glass of water. As to breakfast, most experts do agree you should eat breakfast. The evidence suggests that breakfast will help to kick off your metabolism and energy-levels for the rest of the day. Children and younger people, in particular, will benefit in this respect. People with very active life styles will also want to eat breakfast.
Breakfeast and Weight-Loss
If you are someone who is trying to lose weight, it may be tempting to want to skip breakfast. However, doing so may have the opposite of the intended effect. Not eating breakfast will very likely decrease your body’s metabolism and thus make it more likely to store, rather than burn calories. If you are trying to lose weight, don’t skip breakfast, but eat something light and make sure it is a well-balanced meal.
Now if you are striving to lose weight or just want to improve your overall fitness, consider getting a workout in in the morning before eating. Don’t skip the meal, just postpone it until after your workout. This will effectively boost your metabolism for the rest of the day which will help burn calories even while you are inactive or resting. It will also leave you feeling accomplished, on top of things, and ready to take on the world.
Most importantly though, eating has been linked to a reduced risk of a number of diseases, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to a 2013 Nurses Health Story. This is evidence enough for most experts to grant that mom was right, you really should eat.