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Further studies are ongoing to evaluate the effects of factors such as type of breakfast the amount of breakfast and several others on the mood. Who would have thought that breakfast was such a hot topic? I always advise people to do two things: first have something for breakfast; and second experiment with what works best for them. I prefer a high protein and low carbohydrate breakfast - often poached eggs with some ham and a glass of orange juice. I ll have a cup of yerba mate tea and try to hold back on coffee until later in the day. A lot of people find that fruit works for them and while conventional breakfast cereals can be a bit too sweet (leading to a rebound energy drop in mid-morning) other quick healthy breakfast ideas include muesli with some fruit chopped into it which can be a great breakfast.
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.
The fact is skipping breakfast makes you fatter! Yet over 40% of us assume it will help as lose weight. We think we are saving on calories but too often we replace these calories throughout the day by nibbling and binging. We are more likely to make unhealthier food choices when we are hungry and our blood sugar levels are low explains Clinical Nutritionist Katherine Zeratsky. Prolonged fasting which occurs when we skip breakfast can increase your body s insulin response which in turn increases fat storage and weight gain. In fact skipping breakfast increases you risk of obesity. On-going studies from The National Weight Control Registry show that 78% of people who eat breakfast everyday has maintained their weight loss for more than a year. If we don t eat breakfast our engines don t switch on to burn any fuel so our metabolic rate stays asleep which means it won t be burning calories throughout the day explains fitness professional and nutrition consultant Laura Church.