We are constantly reminded that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Health experts and doctors alike will tell you that a hearty and nutritious breakfast is key to a healthy lifestyle. But let’s be honest. We’re all busy. And we’ve all been through the following scenario: The alarm doesn’t go off. You have to sprint out the door. There’s no time for breakfast at home, but as soon as you get to the office there’s a glorious spread of donuts and pastries with a tantalizing aroma. You choose to skip-out on the temptation, stick to your healthy diet and eat nothing. It’s the responsible decision, right? Maybe not. Read on to discover if you may or may not In what may be the best news of the day, you can go ahead and chow down on those delicious morsels. Studies have shown that when you sleep at night, your body goes into fasting mode. When you wake up in the morning, it is your job to turn your metabolism back on. We do this with the food we eat. By skipping breakfast you are actually hurting your body far more than that doughnut ever could. Leaving your stomach empty will cause you to feel sluggish as your body is working harder to do even the simplest of tasks. Your body needs fuel to function properly, even if it has to be some sweets.
Of course, this doesn’t mean you should be shoving muffins in your face every morning. You still need to consistently make healthy choices for breakfast. However, when in a pinch, you really should eat something. If it has to be a yummy-in-the-tummy treat, then so be it!
But, wait a minute here. Maybe you’re the type of person that never eats breakfast. Don’t fret! You may be doing just fine. There are additional studies that say skipping breakfast isn’t the worst thing for your body. In fact, some experts preach that passing on morning meals can be a form of intermittent fasting. If done correctly, you can effectively suppress your appetite. In addition, if counting calories is a concern for you, you will certainly take in fewer calories by not eating in the morning. If you are steadfast on skipping breakfast, then be sure to eat a well-balanced meal at dinner the night before which is rich in fiber, carbs and lean protein. Basically, there are proven benefits to both sides of the coin. In this writer’s opinion, it is certainly best to get something in your body in the AM. However, the decision is entirely up to you. Whatever you choose to do, just keep trying to make healthy choices and live an active lifestyle. That’s the fool-proof way to achieve a healthier you!