5 Reasons Breakfast Really *IS* the Most Important Meal of the Day
HERE ARE 5 REASONS YOU NEED TO EAT BREAKFAST ⬇️
1️⃣ BALANCES BLOOD SUGAR (THIS PROVIDES A BONUS BENEFIT) 🩸
Why should YOU care about your blood sugar?
In this context specifically, balancing your blood sugar at the start of the day helps to regulate hunger throughout the day without crashing later (see #4).
This helps prevent overeating & overconsumption of coffee later in the day, due to being overly hungry or tired, which can cause missing out on key nutrients and overconsuming others. In the end, this can lead you to feel uncomfortably full at the end of the day without being fully satisfied with your meal 😕
2️⃣ SUPPORTS GUT HEALTH
Whether you end up under-nourishing (never good) or eating enormous meals later in the day (not ideal), neither are supportive for optimal digestion.
Remember, your nutrition is NOT what you eat, it’s what you ABSORB.
When you eat 1-2 LARGE meals instead of consistently throughout the day, you just aren’t absorbing all that nutrient goodness to contribute to the functions it's intended for (that INCLUDES protein noot being used for supporting muscle growth).
This will also affect the MOTILITY of your gut →
Meaning, going 💩 too often, not often enough, or having incomplete/uncomfortable bathroom trips 🥺
3️⃣ FUELS YOUR BRAIN 🧠
When you are skipping breakfast, you are not providing yourself with the necessary calories required for your body to function properly, including mental focus & productivity.
4️⃣ PREVENT OVERCONSUMPTION OF CAFFEINE ☕️
CAFFEINE IS A STIMULANT (MAKES YOU *FEEL* ENERGIZED), IT IS NOT AN ENERGY SOURCE.
Now that we have that clarified, please check in with yourself when you reach for that afternoon cup of coffee during your “mid-afternoon slump”. Chances are, you just need to eat something.
If this is happening right off the bat in the morning, you either did not sleep enough and/or have been under-nourishing yourself.
5️⃣ BRINGS DOWN CORTISOL LEVELS 🧬
Your cortisol, aka stress hormone levels, are HIGHEST in the morning!🤭
What SUPPORTS cortisol REGULATION?
→ Eating regularly in sufficient amounts 🍽
What WORSENS high cortisol?
→ Excessive caffeine & consuming caffeine on an EMPTY STOMACH (adding sugar & cream to your coffee doesn’t count as a meal) 🥴😵💫
Don’t make your morning harder than it needs to be.
Eat something. You & your body deserve it ❤️
Until Next Time,
Your RD Fuel Good Experts 🍍