Likely everyone—from your mother to your doctor has told you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, it’s one thing to say it and another thing to actually understand the reasoning behind it, and even provide a little incentive. Certainly, if your goal is weight loss or healthy weight maintenance, breakfast should be tops on your morning to-do list for these reasons…
1. Why is Breakfast the Most Important Meal?
You can think of your body as a furnace that requires regular fuel to function effectively. Breakfast would be the first fill up of your day, essentially “breaking the fast” you’ve held all night during rest.
Breakfast is vital to kick start the metabolic rate of the body, controlling the burning of calories, or energy, all day long. In fact, dietitians at Edith Cowan University found through observational studies that individuals who start the day with breakfast eat a healthier diet overall.