If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, most people didn't get the message. Or, they choose to ignore it.
Truthfully, breakfast has always been labeled as paramount, particularly with most suggesting that you can't afford to skip breakfast for a number of reasons. Some of those arguments include breakfast being pinpointed as the reason your metabolism won't turn against you or knowing that your first meal of the day could lead to better weight management and not feeling tired during those few morning meetings because your stomach is empty.
But the real question that needs asked isn't so much if you're eating breakfast but what are you eating, specifically how your meal is pieced together from the standpoint of protein, carbohydrates and the real morning culprit: sugar.
Simply having breakfast won't suffice if you're meal includes nothing more than doughnuts, hash browns or other breakfast items filled with empty calories, high fat content and enough sugar to ensure that you'll be sleepy before lunch even arrives.
From a metabolic standpoint, you want a breakfast rich in protein and some moderate carbohydrates, along with natural sugars from a variety of fruit, namely blueberries, raspberries and others rich in antioxidants. Your metabolism and breakfast go hand in hand because skipping the meal means your body has nothing to feast on for the first four or five hours you're awake and thus starts storing fat and slowing down.
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