Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Yep, Breakfast = Important

I recently asked a question directed at those who don't eat breakfast (WHY?) both on my Facebook Page and on Twitter:

Responses included:
  • "I am trying to lose weight."
  • "I can't stomach anything that early in the morning
  • "Can't be bothered"

If you're trying to lose weight, one of the main things you should do IS eat breakfast.
It's been said many times but I'll say it again Breakfast is the MOST important meal of the day. Research has shown that those who eat breakfast lose more weight than those who don't eat breakfast.

That was one of the valuable things I learned 9 years ago in Weight Watchers and I'm still sticking to it. Yes my breakfast has changed from For e.g. Cornflakes + milk + Orange Juice to An omelette BUT I still eat breakfast. I know eating breakfast and eating small portions often throughout the day really helped me with my weight loss :)

Eating breakfast means:
  • I'm fuelling my body (it needs energy)
  • My blood sugar levels don't dip which means I'm helping curb any sweet cravings I might have later in the day because I haven't eaten for hours
  • Your metabolism* speeds back up after slowing down all night while you've been asleep
Some breakfast ideas:
- an omelette
- a *healthy* snack bar (if you're in Lagos and you attended either of the workshops, those bars will soon be available to buy both on the Island and Mainland - I will keep you posted)
- A handful of nuts (e.g cashews, almonds walnuts) and some fruit (e.g. berries, an apple)
- And one that I totally agree with: A piece (or two) of chicken <-- Actually the easiest for most people that cook ahead for the week.

So if you can't stomach anything that early in the morning, a handful of nuts and/or a piece of fruit are better than nothing. And if you can't be bothered... try to be ;)


The Afropolitan Guy said...

A friend of mine told me about this this past weekend. I used to do the frosted flakes breakfast. I try then and see what happens...

Adura said...

Keep me updated please :)