Breakfast: To Eat or Not to Eat..that is the Question!

April 29, 2009 by BUILTIN BUILTIN

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a 1000 times:  Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day! Why? Well, you just spent at least 8 hours with no food or water. (Hint, hint, are you getting 8 hours of sleep?  That’s important too!)  You’re body is dehydrated, your blood sugar is low and you need nourishment now.  Besides re-energizing your body, it’s the first and easiest step towards losing weight.


That’s right.  Your first step to losing weight—eating breakfast!  But it’s not as simple as popping any convenience food in your mouth.  Eating refined carbohydrates such as sugary cereals, toasted white bread, waffles or bagels can actually begin an overeating cycle.  Instead, choose complex carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Such as, whole wheat toast with peanut butter and a banana, or a bowl of high-fiber cereal with low-fat milk and strawberries.


A study conducted by researchers from the University of Texas, determined that the more food people ate in the morning, the fewer calories they consumed the entire day. Those who skipped breakfast would snack before lunch on usually high-calorie, unhealthy foods.  So feed yourself a healthy breakfast and start your day off right!