Eating a nutritious breakfast sets the tone for the day and promotes weight maintenance and weight loss by maintaining blood glucose levels and your metabolism.
Overnight, your body is at rest and considered to be 'fasting'. It's recommended an average person should get 8 hours sleep (Children around 10 hours). This is a long time to go without eating! If you don't eat in the morning, your body wont get the energy needed for the day. This affects concentration, mood and may affect weight maintenance.
Starting your day with healthy choices has been shown to decrease your overall calorie intake each day. Eating a nutritious breakfast maintains blood sugar levels, prevents binge eating and sets the tone for a day of healthy eating.
Depriving your body of nutritious food doesn't help in maintaining your weight. Restricting meals takes the pleasure and enjoyment out of eating and it may affect weight loss plans. How so? You are more likely to overeat and consume more calories if you're feeling extremely hungry (which can happen if you don't eat breakfast).
By taking the time each morning to prepare and eat a healthy breakfast, you can eliminate grabbing the high-fat, high-sugar breakfast options at your local dairy.
Check out our recipes for some healthy options – and a few weekend treats.