What is the point of breakfast?
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Why should you eat breakfast? You are tired, running late, not really hungry, why bother?
Your brain runs on glucose (carbs) — that’s the fuel you need to think, walk, talk, and basically do anything. Let’s say that the last time you eat something at night is at 10 or 11 PM. The following day, you don’t eat breakfast but wait until about noon to eat. That means you’ve gone thirteen or fourteen hours with nothing in your system. Your body has to work extra hard to break down any stored carbohydrate or turn fat or protein into a usable form for your brain to function. That’s a lot to ask for when you’re sitting in a classroom or at your office desk, trying to concentrate on reading, or writing emails.
Eating breakfast has been proven to improve concentration, problem solving ability, mental performance and mood.
Or put it this way, you will certainly be at a disadvantage if your peers have eaten breakfast and you’ve gone without. On average, they will think faster and clearer and you may find yourself falling behind.
At Function First Lincoln
We help you to be the best you can be. By skipping breakfast, you will have a harder time fitting important nutrients into your diet. Many foods eaten mainly at breakfast contain significant amounts of vitamins C and D, calcium, iron, and fibre. If you don’t eat the foods you don’t get the nutrients it’s as simple as that. At function first Lincoln we believe that protecting yourself is just as important when thinking about your diet.
Some people also believe that skipping breakfast may help them lose weight. This simply isn’t true. Skipping meals can lead to overeating later in the day, and can eventually lead to a slower metabolism. Being “over hungry” often leads to a lack of control and distorted satiety signals (meaning it’s hard to determine when you’re full). This can result in taking in more calories. It is usually far easier to control your weight by eating smaller meals and snacks more frequently.
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we respect that not everyone wants to eat breakfast
Whatever your choice, give it some thought. If you think you’re doing fine with no breakfast, okay, but if you are looking for a way to boost your results give it a go. At Function First function first Lincoln we will give you the support to achieve your goals and you will be amazed how much difference small changes can make.
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