It is true what they say… Breakfast is the most important meal. Did you know nearly half of Americans skip breakfast?
The #1 reason is lack of time, in the mornings.
There are some powerful benefits to eating breakfast, you do not want to miss out on.
Wake up late
Take a fast shower
Leave the house
Sound familiar? Except you forgot the most important part. This was me!!
I would find myself with enough time to get showered and dressed, rush out the door to sit in traffic. If I was lucky, I may have 3 minutes to run into Circle K for coffee and a donut – only to find myself starving an hour later.
I found myself raiding the venting machine, on a daily basis – and gained 15 pounds to prove it.
The top 3 benefits for eating breakfast
- Increased Energy and Focus
People who eat breakfast report more energy and focus throughout the day. Have you ever been hungry and can’t seem to think about anything else? Breakfast is your first chance to give your body energy for the day. Most working professionals are surviving on sugar and caffeine – but this is only a quick fix. When your body is dependant on caffeine, your adrenals will begin to function less effectively. The adrenals produce hormones for energy.When you eat a good, healthy breakfast, your body can work efficiently and the brain can focus on what’s important – like your to do list.
- More Productivity Throughout the Day
People who eat breakfast can expect to be more productive and get more done. Without breakfast, our body is starving for energy and often goes into a sugar crash – after the coffee wears off. An energy slump is very common and will keep you reaching for the energy and coffee drinks.
- Weight Control
Breakfast eaters also have an easier time controlling their weight and will eat less calories, throughout the rest of the day.
How many times do you skip breakfast and then, binge out on lunch and/or dinner? This is very common. You can avoid this by eating several meals and snacks, throughout the day. Make sure your meals and snacks are balanced with a mix of protein, fats and carbohydrates.
I have become a master at fast and easy breakfasts! I am not going to lie, I don’t really like making breakfast. I put together my top 10 favorite go-to breakfasts, for easier mornings.