Do you find yourself dipping in and out of consciousness by midmorning? Suddenly, your boss starts to sound like one of the adults from Charles Schulz's Peanuts and, for the love of God, you can't seem to keep your eyes open. The funny thing is, you got plenty of sleep last night, so why are you so tired? Well, if you skipped breakfast, you might have set yourself up for a day of failure.
“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper,” is an old saying that rings true to this day. Often, we ditch the breakfast routine in order to catch an early train or to cut back on the calories. Some even find it hard to will themselves to eat that early in the day. But hear you me, friend: Breakfast is not the enemy.
Skipping breakfast not only completely ignores your body's needs, but it also deprives it of so many positive benefits. Eating later in the day can ruin your body's chances of burning off unnecessary fat, consequently putting yourself at risk for obesity, heart disease, and robbing your brain of intelligence. It really is that serious.
Now, of course, in order to reap all of the benefits of breakfast, which include radiant skin and a better immune system, you can't go shoving breakfast pastries down your throat whilst running out the door. Even sweetened, sugary cereals aren't going grant these benefits. To start the day off right, breakfast should be a complete meal with whole grains, protein, and fiber.