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 it help us lose weight in the long-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
- If we don’t start our day with a healthy breakfast we cannot mentally or physically function well;
- We obtain energy through food, so it is important we make sure we eat the right foods. We also need to provide the body with the nutrients it needs to keep our immune system functioning at optimum level;
- Concentration is another reason why we must eat breakfast. Without eating first thing in the morning, we will slowly begin to struggle with concentration. When we concentrate we learn better, when we learn better we become more focused.
Finally, eating breakfast also balances blood sugar levels that sorts out hunger, helps avoid mood swings and stops us from becoming irritable.