They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do you know why? Let’s start with why it’s called “breakfast” in the first place. It combines the words “break” and “fast” because this first meal is literally breaking the fasting you’ve been doing overnight as you slept when your body received no food or fuel! It kick starts your metabolism and takes your body out of starvation mode (which is a mode that encourages your body to store fat, by the way). Research has also shown that when you eat a healthy breakfast, you not only eat less and have more energy during the day, but it also helps you focus and think better. So stop skipping breakfast… please 😉 Here are my best healthy breakfast tips!
1) Start Your Day with a Glass of Water
Ok, so this isn’t exactly about breakfast as it is about starting day off right before breakfast. It’s simple – drink a full glass of water before breakfast, preferably within 15 minutes of waking up. If you’re taking Skinny Fiber to help your weigh loss efforts, you can take your first dose at this time too! Water is essential to your body functioning at it’s peak potential and since you’ve gone all night without food and water, it’s time to re-hydrate too! Drinking more water also helps you to feel fuller and avoid snacking, so be sure to kick up your water consumption throughout the day as well.
2) Always Eat Breakfast
Too many people skip breakfast thinking it lowers their overall calorie consumption for the day, hopefully leading to weight loss. What it actually does is increase your chances of snacking and overeating! It also keeps your body in starvation mode longer than it should be, so the next time you do eat your body is more inclined to store more fat because it doesn’t wants to ensure it has enough fuel to keep your vital functions going the next time you decide to starve it. Don’t skip breakfast, just make healthy choices.
3) Keep it Healthy & Set the Tone for Your Day
There are so many different options for breakfast, but not all of them are healthy. The best thing to do is start with healthy food so you can set the tone for the healthy eating the rest of your day. Some options include eggs, toast with peanut butter, turkey bacon, fruit, Greek yogurt, oatmeal, and more. Just stay away from most fast food options and greasy, fried, sugary foods (like donuts, sugary cereals, excess amounts of sausage or bacon, etc.), which will only leave you feel sluggish, foggy, and full of cravings later.