Spare few minutes, sit back and picture this: It’s 8.00 AM, you are rushing to work with bag in one hand and running through your Facebook wall. You jump in to the waiting cab, still on Facebook and make your first social update. Yes, your social fasting is finally over. This is the typical story of our new generation.
While your social fasting is over, your body is still fasting. The last meal you had was for dinner last night. So for a good 12 hours your body is been fasting. Breaking fast within 2 hours of waking up is very important as the blood sugar level is at low and the body needs to jumpstart metabolism. A faster metabolism allows the body to burn more calories throughout the day which in turn help to weigh less.
Who wants to be a non performing employee? You being hungry are not able to concentrate on work, you are irritable and disinterested which reflects on your work too. You are craving for food and start your day with a pack of chips and a soda to go with it. Junk! Junk! Junk! If you already had a good sustainable food for breakfast, you were less likely to reach for the junk. So no wonder why you are not able to lose excess body weight which you keep blaming on pregnancy/child birth/ etc. A good breakfast will make the body feel less hungry and to be mentally attentive during the day.
Look at what a breakfast can help you with:
- Boost your metabolism
- Helps in weight control
- Gives you a mental edge
- Gives you energy to move around
- Helps in lowering risk of type 2 diabetes
- Provides essential vitamin ,minerals and nutrients
- Long term good health benefits
These are just some of the key benefits of having a breakfast. An ideal breakfast should have carbohydrate, protein and fat in ideal proportion. Carbohydrates keeps the body calm and happy, proteins gives real energy and brain activity while healthy fats helps in hormonal balance. Try to eat a variety of foods, including; whole wheat bread, cheese, cereal, eggs, fruits, vegetables, milk, yogurt, eggs and possibly from three different food groups. More the variety, better the vitamins and nutrients. Studies around the world have proved again and again the importance of breakfast but we still keep ignoring it. Missing breakfast completely makes you more prone to stress, anxiety, feelings of unhappiness, depression and anger.
So, keep your Facebook wall waiting but not your body. Be a star performer at work and enjoy the look and feel of a healthy body. Eat a hearty breakfast, As the old proverb says “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper” and live healthy and happy.
Hearty breakfast, Happy day, Happy life!