Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Don't Neglect Your Breakfast =)

So breakfast, it's a BIG deal. I can't tell you how many people around noon or one I hear saying, man I'm so hungry I haven't eaten anything yet today. This is the WORST thing to do if you are trying to lose weight or just be healthy! Your body just spent how many hours you were sleeping, let's average about six hours for that, so six hours your body just spent fasting. Then you want to wake up and spend the next six fasting as well? At the same time probably pouring coffee down your throat to give yourself some sort of energy for work. While if you had just managed to eat some sort of breakfast you would have been giving yourself natural energy.

We should be eating within thirty minutes of waking up. Now this doesn't have to be some huge breakfast with eggs and bacon and toast. It can be anything from some toast with peanut butter to some yogurt with granola. Something I do when I'm having a quick morning is I always keep some Balance bars around, and I just grab one and I'm set. When I have a little more time I'll go ahead and make some sort of egg white scramble or breakfast sandwich. But whatever you do EAT SOMETHING!

The thing that happens when we continuously starve ourselves for big chunks of the day, is our body starts hoarding everything we do eat because it doesn't know when it will get anything again. So instead of burning it right away it'll save it up, and so we won't lose any weight. However if we are eating consistently throughout the day our body will also recognize this and since it knows in a few hours its going to get more food it'll quickly burn whatever we put in our mouth because it's not worried about where it'll get it's next energy fix.


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one! Thank you for helping educate those of us that just don't know how much we just don't know! ;) luvu sissy