3 Reason why you should not skip breakfast
Do you often find yourself skipping breakfast as you rush to start work or to get your children ready for school? For many of us, getting ready in the mornings feels like an unrelenting compromise. Do we allow ourselves an extra 15 minutes before waking up to use for us... or do we get up early to ensure everything from the kids breakfast to school supplies is ready?
The latter usually means skipping breakfast for yourself – something that mums especially are guilty of. However, not eating breakfast – the most important meal of the day – can wreak havoc on your body, yes, it's true!
Here are three reasons why you should never skip breakfast.
1. Skipping breakfast will deprive you of the fuel you need to start your day
When you wake up in the morning, your blood sugar is usually low and needs to be replenished to ensure your brain and muscles are working as they should. However, when you skip breakfast you will not only feel sluggish later on during the day but this can also mess up your body’s blood sugar regulation – we are talking energy crashes and stress on your body!
By sticking to regular meals, you can ensure your body is properly nourished and ready for the day ahead. Don’t skip breakfast at the expense of depleting your energy levels! Regulating your blood sugars levels and breaking the fasted state your body has gone into during sleep, with breakfast, will encourage your metabolism to start running as it should be, and will start to burn calories too.
2. One missed meal could mean overeating and excess calories during the day
Skipped breakfast and now treating yourself to a greasy takeaway and coffee loaded with cream and sugar because you “missed out” on breakfast? This is certainly the fastest way to gain weight due to too many calories! Naturally, if you missed breakfast, you will get hungry during the morning, but this could mean you might indulge a little more later on to 'make up for your skipped meal'.
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3. Skipping breakfast could impact your heart health
Missing out on the most important meal of the day could potentially impact your heart health too. Skipping breakfast could also lead to high blood pressure, which could increase a person’s chances of strokes and other health problems.
Bearing this in mind, that extra 10 to 15 minutes of enjoying a healthy breakfast full of nutrition or with fruits and whole grains truly makes a difference!
Stop ditching breakfast and start making lifestyle changes to include the most important meal of the day!
Ultimately, not skipping breakfast boils down to a lifestyle change. When you are committed to including this important meal in your day, you will easily find ways to make it happen, no matter how much you or your family are pressed for time.
So, go ahead. Plan your meals, resist the urge to create breakfasts on the fly and stick to healthier options. You and your family will benefit from a healthy start to the day and will be energised to start every day the right way!
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