Don’t Skip Breakfast!

September 26, 2014 7:14 pm
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Thinking of Skipping Breakfast? Think Again

If we listen to what we learned in kindergarten, then we know that breakfast, then we know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But many of us don’t eat a good breakfast, if we have any breakfast at all.

Having breakfast is the right thing to do. We all know that. But we find so many excuses to skip this important day-breaking meal: I’m late, I don’t have time. Or, I “do just fine” without a morning meal. Skipping meals almost always leads to overeating.

Well those excuses don’t hold water against the facts. Your body needs nutrients in order to function. Say the last time you ate was 8 p.m. last night. If you don’t eat something in the morning, you are literally forcing yourself to run on empty. If you didn’t eat lunch until noon today, that’s sixteen hours of no refueling! Your body is screaming out, “Give me some help here!”

Your brain and your nervous system need food-fuel to work; walking, speaking, stretching, typing—any activity requires this fuel. If you don’t supply it, your system stresses out, trying to find the nutrients it needs.

Why put your body through all this? Why not just…eat your breakfast!