Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day Essay

854 Words Jul 9th, 2015 4 Pages
Have you ever heard the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”?

While that statement may be true, an even better sentence is:

A balanced breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

There are actually specific reasons why eating a balanced breakfast is crucial to losing weight, improving fitness and increasing energy.

Between getting yourself out the door and squeezing in your workout, mornings can be the busiest time of day. Breakfast can end up being a granola bar and coffee in the car, a pastry at your desk, or forgotten altogether.

But a bad breakfast can wreak havoc on your blood sugar and metabolism leaving you with low energy, cravings and poor muscle recovery.

Eating the right combination of proteins, fats and carbohydrates in the morning is more important than you think.

A good rule of thumb is 20 or more grams of protein at breakfast. (Most people want to aim for about ½ of your body weight in grams of protein per day). Protein balances and stabilizes your blood sugar (which always rises when we eat). When your blood sugar is stable, your metabolism is able to work properly to burn your food for fuel. A body that efficiently burns food for fuel will lose weight quicker, recover and repair from workouts faster and have more energy.

It’s equally as important to make sure you get a good source of complex carbohydrates which fuel your workout and help you recover. A balanced meal also includes a source of a healthy fat such as nuts,…

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