When your mom said, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” she wasn’t kidding.
It seems, however, that many didn’t take this loving “morning reminder” seriously. According to studies, about 25% of American adults skip breakfast every day. This is unfortunate considering the many benefits one can get from eating a healthy breakfast. Here are three reasons why breakfast can help you in your weight-loss goals:
- Increase in metabolism. As you sleep soundly through the night, your metabolism slows down to conserve energy. Eating a nutritious meal (not necessarily a heavy meal) in the morning breaks the overnight fast, and gives you the energy you need to burn calories throughout the day.
- Maintain a healthy body weight. Studies show that healthy breakfast eaters have less body weight compared to breakfast skippers. Not eating in the morning, according to the research, is connected to higher occurrence of obesity (because you tend to consume more food during the day when you allow yourself to be hungry in the morning); while having daily morning meals help decrease body mass index and weight.
- Ensure mental performance and maximum productivity. People who skip breakfast don’t get the recommended amount of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Eating a good, nourishing meal the moment you wake up, however, improves your cognitive function (related to memory), allowing your brain to function better, therefore increasing your productivity during the day.
Breakfast being the most important meal of the day is not a myth. Eat a healthy, delicious breakfast every day—it’s a good and effective way to control your weight gain.
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