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Not only will your body burn calories more efficiently and you will have more energy by eating a good breakfast but it will boost your brainpower as well. After a long nights sleep the body has used up most of the glucose and glycogen stores that is converted to energy so these need to be replenished through the consumption of food. If you don t eat breakfast the body slows down calorie burning to conserve energy. When your metabolism slows so does the rest of your bodies functioning. You may feel tired sleepy fatigued experience headaches mental fuzziness and the inability to concentrate. By eating breakfast your energy stores will be restored and you will feed your brain the glucose it needs to fire neurons and synapses to make clear conscious decisions.
Consumption of a cereal bar in the morning resulted in increased alertness happier mood and less anxiety (and less irritability for the grumpy among us!) when compared to those who did not have any breakfast. Breakfast eaters were also more sociable compared to others. Similar effects were seen in those who had mid-morning snacks substantiating the fact that breakfast can have positive effects on the mood. (1) Another similar study conducted in Germany measured the effects of breakfast on the mood in high school children. It was noted that alertness was increased in all the children who had breakfast in comparison to those who did not. Additionally it was noted that boys who consumed breakfast felt more positive than those who did not. (2) The research focused on providing quick healthy breakfast ideas so that convenience was kept high.
Many of us say we would prefer to sit down and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. But our lives have become so full and hectic that skipping breakfast often seems a necessity. And many of us reason that having several extra pounds we wish to lose skipping breakfast will do us good. In Keri Gans book The Small Change Diet she gives several examples of the excuses her patients have given her in 10 years of private practice as a licensed dietitian for not eating even a quick breakfast. There are many reasons we give ourselves for skipping breakfast in our hurried lives. But I agree with Keri Gans when she states that those people including myself that hit the snooze alarm even once have time for a quick breakfast. And those of us that dawdle around in the bathroom getting ready for work have time for a quick breakfast. If you spend more time then you need on your morning bathroom break contemplating your day you have time for a quick breakfast. It isn t a matter of finding 5 min. for breakfast it s a matter of taking 5 min. breakfast.