Start Your Day With Breakfast

Start Your Day With Breakfast

Are you one of those people who think that they don’t have to have breakfast, that they don’t need to break their fast? Maybe you think that you don’t need your breakfast, that you don’t need the extra calories to start your day? How WRONG you are. Breakfast has quite rightly need called the most important meal of the day! When you sleep your metabolism slows down and the only way to speed it up again is to eat. Your body needs food to make it work! If you don’t eat anything until lunchtime, then how long will it be since you last ate? Do you not think that your body is in dire need of fuel! Skipping breakfast does you no favours at all! For those who are serious about losing weight, it’s been found that those who are the most successful at doing so, all ate breakfast. Try it and see, you might just surprise yourself.

Start your day with breakfast

“Start your day with a large lemon cocktail

Ok, not quite a ‘cocktail’ but a large glass of water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to start your day with breakfasthelp boost your vitamin C intake and stimulate your digestive system will do wonders for your energy levels throughout the day. That’s because being dehydrated by just two per cent can leave us feeling tired, lethargic, lacking in concentration and clumsy.”

Now this one really is important!!!

“Choose your cereal wisely

It’s true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but not all breakfast cereals are created equally. In fact, some are little more than candy in a box packaged up with a whole load of sales patter designed to convince you of their supposed health credentials, but you will be tired and hungry again shortly after eating them.”

It took me quite a while to find a cereal that I was happy with, that gave me what I needed to start the day, and that was humanely priced. I settled on a high fibre bran cereal, which much to my surprise, tastes a whole lot better than I expected (who would have believed that the healthy option could taste good). I will confess, when I first started I found myself visiting a certain room far more often than normal, which given the amount of fibre given the amount of fibre that my breakfast contained is not at all surprising, but that pressing need (I know, I know, that’s such a bad line) soon settles.

I have never tried this, and to be quite honest with you I would never even have thought about this, but anything extra always helps, and as an added benefit it could taste good.

“Add a little spice

Once you’ve chosen your cereal try adding a teaspoon of ground cinnamon to it. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition adding just one teaspoon of ground cinnamon to a high carb meal such as breakfast cereal or rice pudding can slow the rate at which it releases its sugars into the blood stream by up to 34 per cent. This will help you to feel fully fuelled all morning long.”

I’m lucky in that this next one doesn’t affect me at all, as whilst I might have a coffee once in a blue moon, but on the whole I just stick to water, it’s cheaper.

“Kick the caffeine habit

Tea, coffee and cola may be what you crave when you’re flagging but in the long run they’ll leave you feeling drained. The caffeine they contain stimulates hormones that act in a way similar to ‘over revving’ an engine. You feel energised for a short while but your body pays the price afterwards when you experience a negative rebound effect.”

And finally here”s another one that I really should try, especially as it will taste good and it will increase the benefit I get from my breakfast.

“Harness the power of protein

Good quality, protein rich foods such as nuts, seeds, beans, pulses, meat, fish and eggs all help to slow down the rate at which foods release their sugars into your blood stream, therefore helping to ensure a more constant stream of energy throughout the day. Use this to your advantage by adding a handful of mixed seeds to your cereal, putting a dessert spoon of ground almonds in your breakfast smoothie, having a poached or boiled egg with your wholegrain toast or sprinkling a handful of nuts on your porridge.”

Start the day well by getting the most out of your breakfast

Far too many people don’t bother with their breakfast, which as far as I’m concerned is you need to start your day with a healthy breakfastcrazy! There’s a reason that it’s called breakfast, that’s because you are breaking your fast, you will not have eaten for many hours, and your body needs fuelling up so that it can see you through the day.

For those of you who think that you can miss your breakfast in order to lose weight, and just snack your way through the morning, it’s a fact that those who breakfast are more likely to lose weight than you are. You need the energy boost to kickstart your day and to keep you alert. You body needs breakfast so that it can stock up on fuel, and you want to eat breakfast so that you can speed up your bodies metabolism from it’s nightime slumber.

The above tips will help you to get the most out of your breakfast and will ensure that you have the energy that you need to start your day.

It’s great that there is so much concern for our health, but to my slightly cyncical eye there a 2 major problems with it. The first is that we hear that we need to lead a healthy lifestyle so much that our minds just switch of to what everyone is saying. Secondly, there is so much advice flaoting about that it’s far to easy to get confused and not know what you should be doing.

Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t difficult, in fact it’s a lot easier than you might think. You don’t have to starve yourself, you definitely do not have to react to every new faddy diet that gets inflicted on the public, you don’t have to deprive yourself of your favourite comfort foods, you don’t have to spend a quizillion hours at the gym every week, all you have to do is be sensible. You just need to eat a healthy balanced diet, you can even have your contraband calories, you just have to indulge in moderation. And don’t forget, if you are serious about losing weight, you need to start your day with breakfast.