No more excuses for not eating breakfast because it’s here to stay on the LeanWagon. Major organizations, like the ADA and Mayoclinic, all stress the importance of eating breakfast. Skipping breakfast to be ahead of the morning rush or to cut corners on calorie intake fail to be an adequate excuse. There are ways to incorporate breakfast into your diet and this starts with common organization skills. Do you work, attend school, and/or have kids? If the answer is yes then, most likely, you’re capable of following a schedule. Before you come up with more reasons why you can’t pencil breakfast into your calendar, here are the top myths about breakfast followed by LeanWagon facts.
I don’t eat breakfast because I don’t want the added calories
Those that eat in the morning are less likely to eat large portions and high calorie foods. Once the grumbling starts, you’re more likely to grab for that piece of pepperoni pizza in a ravenous state of desperation. According to Mayoclinic, those who eat breakfast tend to have more control over their weight and make healthier food choices throughout the day.
I don’t have time
Plan your breakfast the night before. Boiled eggs make for the best grab-and-go morning snack. Boil a dozen eggs and chop up some veggies on Sunday evening. Once Monday creeps around the corner, you’ll be prepared to grab some breakfast and dash out the door in no time! Egg beaters are another quick option for preparing protein rich meals.
Ever thought about the relationship between breakfast and productivity? You may pose as a diligent worker bee by arriving 20 minutes earlier and skipping the most important meal of the day, but your productivity may be lagging due to poor nutrition. Eating breakfast may help you work faster and keep your stomach content until lunchtime.
I’m not hungry in the morning
Once your body decides it’s hungry, you may be too hungry to make healthy choices. Eat something small (perhaps some boiled eggs) to jumpstart your system and then eat a larger snack mid-morning. Your mornings may be filled with a higher level of productivity and are less likely to experience those crazy hunger attacks.
If those facts don’t convince you, there are even more reasons why you should eat breakfast. Those who eat breakfast tend to:
- Eat more vitamins and minerals
- Eat less fat and cholesterol
- Have better concentration along with productivity throughout the morning
- Have lower cholesterol, which may reduce your risk of heart disease