You should ALWAYS eat breakfast. It should be a no matter what. No matter if you’re rushing out the door. No matter if you’re going to the gym early before work. No matter if breakfast makes you feel nauseous in the morning (mom). No matter what you cannot skip breakfast! Here’s why:
*I try not to get too far into the science of what skipping breakfast does to your body. A) Because I don’t want to provide false information. I’ve learned it through school, but it can get confusing! and B) because you don’t need to know the scientific evidence behind something to feel the effects, (or see the effects) it has on your body. So let’s keep it simple stupid.
1) If you skip breakfast and go straight to lunch, when’s the last time you’ve eaten?Typically the answer to that question is yesterday’s dinner. To which I respond ARE YOU CRAZY!? This means you ate around 6:00-730 pm and then probably went to bed somewhere between 9-11pm. Say you eat lunch at 12 the next day… that 18 hours since you last ate. That means your body is in starvation mode. Your metabolism hasn’t been running for a sold 18 hours. If you do this every day, you’re only eating twice a day, in a 6 hour period (24 hours in a day).
This means, when you do eat, your body is clinging onto all the fat it can in preparation for that 18 hour fast. It stores that fat and makes it impossible for you to get rid of it. This is why its essential to not only eat breakfast, but little snacks throughout the day so your metabolism is constantly going.
2) Breakfast is my largest meal of the day. Why? Because I need energy to get me through all my daily activities. Think of food as energy. Do you need a lot of energy at 6 pm? No, this is why dinner is the smallest meal of the day (also why you shouldn’t eat carbs for dinner). If you skip breakfast your body is running off fumes. A large breakfast (healthy) breakfast allows you to utilize those calories (energy) all throughout the day!
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