Okay we are being told skipping breakfast is not a good idea, right? But sometimes it is tempting to think that it is extra calories and I am not that hungry. BUT I would defend eating breakfast any day!
There was a story in the New York Times recently titled “Sorry, There’s Nothing Magical About Breakfast.”
“The conclusion was that the evidence behind the importance of breakfast is something of a mess,” wrote Aaron E. Carroll . “If you’re hungry, eat it. But don’t feel bad if you’d rather skip it, and don’t listen to those who lecture you. Breakfast has no mystical powers.”
Okay, it is true breakfast does not offer ‘mystical powers’, but nutritionists notice that people who skip breakfast eat more throughout the day, and not necessarily wild salmon and spinach!
What most often happens is that the sugary snacks becomes more attractive as the cravings grow stronger.
That slippery slope into high-sugar-impact mayhem makes sense when you consider that breakfast sets your metabolic tone for the day.
Science backs this up as in two studies, researchers looked at people who either consistently ate or skipped breakfast. Skippers had ‘significantly increased’ appetite at lunch.
Another study likewise found breakfast avoiders made up for “lost calories” at subsequent meals. Researchers concluded that skipping breakfast “could lead to weight gain…”
This means without breakfast, you will feel the cravings and are actually more likely to eat more calories during the day.
So, let’s prioritie a healthy hearty breakfast! For fat loss and to feel fabulous, eat breakfast within an hour of waking up – AND make breakfast your biggest meal.
Again, science backs this up. In one 12-week study, two groups of overweight and obese women ate either a high-calorie breakfast or dinner. The breakfast group lost more weight.
This means you will burn the calories more effectively in the morning. This obviously does not mean you make breakfast dessert. A high-sugar-impact low-fat muffin and skinny latte become a fat bomb set to explode at about 10:30 a.m. BUT a hearty protein rich, healthy fat breakfast, such as eggs and avocado- is fantastic for all the right reasons.
Studies show a high-protein breakfast crushes your hunger hormone and keeps you full longer, and other studies show that people who eat more fiber have a lower body weightsmoothie-protein
We are all busy in the morning, so breakfast can easily take a back seat to the hundreds of other tasks that confront us. Not many people is going to whip up wild salmon and spinach at 7 a.m.
That’s why I love green juices and sometimes protein shakes. Studies show they can “produce significant sustainable weight loss and improve weight-related risk factors of disease.”
Plus, it is really easy and fast to prepare.Green-Drink-Smoothie protein Just blend non-soy, nondairy, plant-based high quality protein with frozen raspberries, avocado, kale, and unsweetened coconut or almond milk for a fantastic portable breakfast that takes 3 minutes to make but keeps you full for hours.
Time becomes the best excuse for not eating breakfast, but it really is worth getting up 10 minutes earlier. This will give you the time to make the most delicious green smoothie or cooked breakfast. Who can beat a great start to the day, which means a happier healthier you, with more energy, being more productive?