A lot of people skip breakfast. Some are too busy in the mornings to eat something substantial. Some people are not hungry in the morning, or they think this will help them to lose weight. What happens if you do not eat breakfast? What is the importance of a good breakfast?
Your metabolism operates much like momentum. Once it gets moving, it wants to keep going, like a ball rolling down a hill. Trying to push that same ball up the hill is harder. It keeps trying to roll back down.
If you do not kick start your metabolism in the morning, it is sluggish the rest of the day. A healthy metabolism burns energy, but it also determines how energetic you are. Without a healthy fuel-burning system, it is likely that you will be sluggish. Any energy you do have might come from caffeine, and the drop from this height of artificial stimulation is much more pronounced and unsettling than that feeling of needing something to eat a few hours after a good meal.
What if you do not eat breakfast?
Many people report that they feel really hungry all day if they skip breakfast. Some individuals will feel sick or their stomachs will hurt. No matter how much they eat, it is inadequate.
What to Eat
How well your body responds to breakfast will depend on what you eat. Although something is definitely better than nothing, simple carbohydrates will lead to a similar crash that caffeine causes. The milk will provide some vitamins, minerals, and protein, while also hydrating you. Unfortunately, this will not counter the effects of eating too much sugar.
Look not just at the amount of sugar in the nutritional information on your box of cereal. Measure the number of grams per serving to come up with that percentage. Also, look at the kinds of sugars that are being used. The less processed a type of sugar is the more value it has.
If you can actually cook a breakfast, do this. Some people think that because they do not even know how to cook French toast, that they are unable to prepare a healthy breakfast for themselves. This is not true. Stick with whole grains such as quinoa and oats, or try a boiled egg with whole grain toast. To make your cooking go faster, soak grains overnight so that all you have to do is heat them with your desired toppings. Try to keep the sugars down as grains already contain carbohydrates as well as protein. Sweeten hot cereal with fruit instead of sugar, and add some nuts or seeds. This way, your warm grain cereal will fill you up and last until snack time, or lunch at least.