About breakfast

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.

27 Feb, 2011

6 thoughts on “About breakfast

  1. Some good ideas here.

    I never used to eat breakfast but have now for quite a number of years. It’s not good not to give your body fuel, so you can do what you have to do. I found that when I ate breakfast, I was more focused and alert and able to do my job better.

  2. I’ve actually never heard of reducing food portions throughout the day before. It’s an interesting thought and it makes sense. I don’t think I could actually do it though! I eat all the time.

    1. I agree with the logic too, but don’t you find that the best advice is always hard to swallow! Yes it does make sense and is easy to do once you get into the habit of taking in less.

      We shouldn’t stop eating when we’re full, we should stop before we get to that point.

  3. I really agree with you on this.

    Breakfast is my most important meal. If I don’t have a good big breakfast I feel bad and can’t focus on what I’m doing. My doctor told me the same thing you have posted, a few years ago and I try to follow it daily.

    1. Thanks Lisa. Yes you are completely right, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

      I would think it is particularly important for you as you have diabetes and would need to keep your blood sugar levels balanced constantly.

      It’s a good habit to follow.

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