This morning I was running a little late, so I decided to pack my breakfast to take to work. I did have a glass of juice before I went out the door, as I needed something in my stomach after an early workout.
Still, I felt really light-headed and slow as I walked to the subway, wondering how the hell my friend who claims to only have juice or coffee in the a.m. doesn’t, like, pass out. It’s worth noting that I had not yet had any caffeine either…
Though I will probably never know what it’s like not to be hungry in the morning, there are people who just aren’t—or choose to skip breakfast in an effort to “save” calories. However, there is a lot of evidence to support the notion that breakfast is the most nutritious meal of the day for both kids and adults.
Research shows that children how eat breakfast perform better in school and have less trouble concentrating than those who don’t eat in the morning. It also helps protects kids from becoming overweight adolescents.
As for adults, studies have shown that adults how eat breakfast weigh less than people who skip breakfast because it keeps them from overeating later in the day. This meal plays a big role in many weight loss and weight control programs.
Most importantly, you need to get off to a good start in the morning. I don’t know about you, but I need serious fuel in a.m. because when I’m up, I’m up, and I tend not to stop going until I crash at night.
I’m sure we’ve all heard the rhetorical question that goes, “You wouldn’t try to drive a car without putting gas in the tank, would you?”
It’s true though. Anyway, now that I’m at my desk enjoying some Greek yogurt with berries, wheat germ, almonds, and agave nectar, I’m a happy girl.