Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Important Meal of the Day

Research has proven unequivocally that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating breakfast provides energy, prevents binge eating, and improves cognitive function throughout the day. Considering the average person has not eaten since dinner, by the time they wake up in the morning their body has been in fasting mode for about twelve hours. Basically, metabolism has slowed to near nothing and it takes breakfast.."break - fast"...to jump start the metabolism again. When you skip breakfast the body goes into starvation mode, blood sugar levels rise, and glucose is stored as fat. A good breakfast consists of a balance of lean protein like eggs, lean meats, beans or low fat dairy and healthy carbohydrates rich in fiber like fruit, vegetables, whole grain cereals or breads, and oatmeal.

The studies conducted show that breakfast eaters have a lower Body Mass Index (BMI) and are at lower risk for obesity. This is likely attributed to the metabolism-boosting effects along with the fact that eating breakfast prevents hunger-induced binge eating common among those who skip and reach for unhealthy snacks an hour or two after arriving at work or school. Because the body lacks energy when breakfast is skipped the brain is also starved due to the imbalance in insulin levels making it difficult to concentrate. This has led researchers to conclude that children and adults who eat breakfast are more successful in work and school and those who have lost weight are more successful at maintaining long term.

A Tip from The Bootcamp Express

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