Why it’s Important to Never Skip Breakfast

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Someone asked me this week
whether
breakfast is important.

Simple answer
is
yes.

Don’t skip it.

Why?

Because it increases your chances

no scrap that

it
dramatically
increases
your chances of
eating healthily
for the rest of the day.

As a general rule
the more calories we eat,
before midday,
the less we’ll eat later in the day.

One study I read
showed that females
who ate 700 calories for breakfast
followed by smaller meals
throughout the day
ate fewer overall calories,
lost more weight,
and reduced their waist circumference
compared to those eating just 200 calories in the morning
with bigger meals later in the day.

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If you think about it,
it’s common sense.

Eat when you need the energy
not when you are about to
lay down for 8 hours…

For most of us,
that’s during the day.

Calories eaten in the morning
and the early part of the day
will be used to fuel your activity.

Calories eaten later in the day & evening
are more likely
to be stored as body fat.

Breakfast literally means
‘breaking the fast’
as we’ve had no food
or
‘fasted’
from the day before

so it’s
important
to
top up the energy stores
we’ve used up at night.

Personally,
I never skip it.

I really do believe
it is the
most important meal of the day.

It’s also
my
favourite
meal of the day.

So…
what should you eat?

Well
there are a few ideas here
but

whether you good at planning &  plan ahead
or
grab something on the go,

you now know not to skip it…
that’s one thing

but
what you eat for breakfast is important too.

Make sure you include
the four main
food groups.
Carbs…(bread, cereals, oats)
Fruit & Veg
Milk & Dairy foods (yoghurt, milk)
Meat, fish, eggs (non dairy sources of protein)

Include a drink
Hot water and lemon anyone…?
as staying hydrated helps you concentrate too.

Avoid:
Foods high in fat and sugar
they have very few
vitamins
minerals
and
nutrients.

Nour-ish
verb
1) to sustain with food or nutriment; supply what is necessary for life, health & growth
2) to cherish, foster, keep alive
3) to strengthen or build up

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Need a little inspiration?

Try a few of my favourites below
and let me know yours too!

Eat well
Laugh Often
Love Much

I’ll see you tomorrow…
for breakfast!

Melissa
xx

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