Some people think that skipping breakfast is a surefire way to shed excess pounds. They believe that doing so will help cut back their caloric intake, thus helping them lose weight.
But it doesn’t work out that way!
An empty tummy in the morning weakens your body and even overturns your weight loss goals. Several studies provide strong proof that early morning eaters are slimmer than skippers. Other studies reveal that schoolchildren who are denied breakfast lack energy, have trouble concentrating in class, and unfortunately fall behind in their studies.
Why add morning calories?
Beginning your morning with a healthy breakfast gives you the following benefits that help you reach your weight loss goals:
- Burn more calories. After sleeping for eight hours or more, your body’s morning blood glucose levels are very low. And if you skip the first meal of the day, you deny yourself of the glucose you need to fuel your brain and your body. As a result, your metabolism slows down to conserve energy, decreasing your body’s ability to burn more calories throughout the day. So eat a hearty breakfast to replenish glucose levels, increase your metabolism, and burn more calories!
- Flatten your belly. You skip breakfast, you go to work, and you feel stressed the whole day. Why? Because your body responded to the deprivation, and in response, increased the production of cortisol – a stress hormone that leads to fat storage especially in the midsection. A hearty morning meal helps you fight stress, counter fat storage, and flatten your belly!
- Controlled eating. Most people tend to make up for the calories later on in the day after leaving their homes in the morning with an empty stomach. They’re likely to reach for sugary, high-calorie options like chocolates and pastries. The popular high fiber and high protein breakfast choices will make your feel full longer, reducing your tendency to overeat and reach for high-calorie foods.
Eating breakfast is basically a rule of thumb in many sustainable weight loss programs. So be sure to enjoy a big breakfast everyday to keep those extra pounds away!
Health and Love,