The Most Important Meal of the Day: EAT IT!

There’s a problem in this culture. For as much as we over-eat, so many of us do not eat breakfast. What’s the deal with that?! Meals are always something to look forward to in my day. Maybe because I have a slight obsession with food. Whatever. I’m here to tell you to EAT YOUR BREAKFAST! Just eat something: oatmeal, pancakes, yogurt, trail mix, bagels, fruit, something.

Why?

Well, boys and girls, let me talk a little about metabolism. You want a good, high metabolism. Why? Because the higher your metabolism, the faster your food is digested and nutrients absorbed. It means your body works faster and better. You see a lot of people with high metabolisms are usually thin, even though they seem to eat a normal (or more) amount. It’s either genetics or they know how and when to eat.

Structure of adenosine triphosphate, a central...

Structure of adenosine triphosphate, a central intermediate in energy metabolism (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you don’t eat breakfast, (just literally breaking your fast) your metabolism won’t wake up. For it to boot up and start trying to make you have less fat, you need to give it something to start on. Otherwise it’s going to be very slow. And when you do finally eat lunch (which is usually bigger than breakfast), your metabolism will be slowed down at that point and you won’t absorb nutrients or digest as quickly.

We like to go big on breakfast when we can. This is (not necessarily our typical) our ideal breakfast: whole-wheat Kodiak pancakes (or waffles), eggs, whole wheat toast with jam, Morningstar Sausage Links, and a big fruit salad. Sounds like a lot? You can bet our metabolism is going to be booted up from the start? And yes, I usually can’t finish everything so Chris gets to clean my plate.

Not in the mood for a big breakfast? When I don’t have a lot of time before work and Chris is still asleep, I’ll usually make oatmeal, or greek yogurt with fruit and nuts, or an egg on toast, etc. Those all have plenty of protein and carbs for me to last until lunch or snack time.

Whatever you do, just eat something. Even if it’s just an apple as you run out the door. I promise, it’s worth it and your body will thank you.

BONUS KITTY PIC 

13 Responses to "The Most Important Meal of the Day: EAT IT!"

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  1. champydreamsboxedwinebudget

    October 22, 2012 at 8:29 am

    I’m so awful and I NEVER eat breakfast anymore. BUT I had a bowl of steel-cut oats this morning. So we are off to a good start this week. Also, thanks for the kittle pic. Love it.

  2. Katie H.

    October 22, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Mmm, I LOVE a big breakfast! Even though I have to be at work by 7 most mornings, and I work out before that, I still make time to have a good breakfast–usually egg whites scrambled with veggies, fruit, and an english muffin on the side.

    • hungryandfit

      October 22, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      Breakfast is just so delicious

  3. mchamberlaincae

    October 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I agree 100% with this. As someone who has lost significant weight (and kept it off), breakfast is my most important meal of the day. I always try to make sure there is some protein and carbs to get my metabolism going for the day!

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  7. Isha

    October 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Breakfast is easily my favorite meal of the day, even though I never leave myself enough time for the amount of food I’d like to eat! Oatmeal or yogurt+fruit is such a quick and versatile option though that it’s hard to pass up, even when I’m really rushed.

    • hungryandfit

      October 24, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      Absolutely, such a wide array of yummy foods

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