You will probably be familiar with the phrase “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.”
This means that to promote good health, we should begin our day with a large healthy breakfast, then continue our day consuming smaller amounts of food with each meal. Not only will that help us lose weight in the longer term and prevent obesity, but it will also balance energy levels throughout the day too.
Research has shown that people who start their day with a bigger breakfast, eat fewer calories as the day progresses, compared to those who consume a smaller breakfast.
Other reasons why we should eat breakfast
We cannot function well, mentally or physically; if we don’t start our day with a healthy breakfast;
We obtain energy through food, so it’s important to make sure we eat the right foods. We also need to provide our body with the nutrients it needs to keep our immune system functioning at optimum level.
Concentration is another reason why we need to eat breakfast. Without eating first thing in the morning, we will slowly begin to struggle with concentration. When we concentrate, we focus. When we focus, we learn better and when we learn better, we’re more likely to take any opportunities that come our way. We’re more aware, because we’re focused.
Eating breakfast also helps sort out hunger, avoid mood swings; eating breakfast also stops us from being irritable too.