With the everyday busy schedule, breakfast usually gets neglected and missed. It is important to break your nightlong fast and to fuel to your engine. A healthy breakfast should provide protein, minerals, fiber and vitamins and should cover 20-35% of your calories for day.
Let’s talk about the benefits of breakfast:
Boosts your metabolism.
Decreases your risk of cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure.
Improves your cognition and short-term memory.
Prevents gaining weight by minimizing craving unhealthy meals throughout the day and suppressing insulin.
Decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Improves your mood and positivity.
Prevents cholesterol and insulin spikes.
Improves your energy level.
How to make eating breakfast a habit:
To build any habit you need to be consistent for 30 days.
If you do get nauseous in the morning, then start small and add food gradually and slowly.
Eat less before bedtime. Eat dinner at least 3 hours before bed and pre-bedtime snack at least 1 hour before bed.
Make it simple, especially if you do not have much time or have a hard time waking up in the morning.
Make it yummy. Use spices and herbs to give it some flavor.
Keep easy breakfast foods such as boiled eggs, yogurt, fruits, vegetables, instant oatmeal, and cheese that are ready to grab from the fridge, in case you do not have much time in the morning.
Do not skip breakfast during these 30 days.
Who should have breakfast?
This is an important meal of the day for every person, both adults and children. Be a role model. Start with yourself. It makes it easier to ask your loved ones, especially children, to keep up with a habit if you do it yourself. Remember to be creative and flexible especially when it comes to children. Keep rotating tasty choices to make it interesting and desiring. Use the many great recopies that are available online. Ask your children what they like to have for breakfast in the morning to keep them involved and interested.