Early Morning Good Start: why breakfast is so important
February 26, 2007
I’m sure almost every one has at some point heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day in order to live a healthy life. So why is it that many of us don’t really pay attention to this advice? The problem is the rush of the American busy lifestyle. It seems like no matter what we do, we seem to be running from one place to another and don’t have time to eat a healthy meal in the morning, but maybe the following information will help you make the right decision in choosing an early morning good start.
I’ve always been a busy person and I never seemed to have enough time to be able to eat breakfast. I would often go through the first part of the day with yesterday’s meal in my stomach and come lunch time, I was starving. Since I was watching my figure (because I was way to overweight), I would try to eat as healthy as possible but I never seemed to lose the weight I wanted to lose.
Then I hired a personal trainer and met with a nutritionist and they both told me that I was actually working against myself by not eating breakfast in the morning. I was surprised and they explained that when the body didn’t receive breakfast in the morning a signal was sent out informing that there would be no food and therefore the body should slow down and retain fats for emergency purposes. See, the body has a built in survival mechanism and when it isn’t given food, it automatically prepares itself for starvation. Sounds drastic, I know, but it’s true. This is why people who don’t eat a healthy meal in the morning have slow metabolisms and seem to be chunkier than those who eat every 3 hours.
But breakfast doesn’t just help you control your body’s weight; it also helps you produce better throughout your day. It has been scientifically proven that people who eat a healthy breakfast in the morning are able to concentrate better throughout their morning and feel energized displaying signs of strength and endurance. And if that weren’t enough, it also helps assimilate vitamins and minerals better and lowers your level of fat and cholesterol which actually helps you fight off the risk for heart disease.
No matter how you look at it, eating breakfast is just too good to say no. Don’t deny your body the best treatment you can give it. Remember, the car only drives as good as how it’s treated, so remember to treat your engines right and start your day with a fine, healthy breakfast.