Why is it so important to eat Breakfast?

What if you’re just not hungry in the morning or you feel that you don’t have time?

Eating breakfast should be part of your morning routine every day.  It impacts our entire day – our mood, energy levels and our physique.  Here are three reasons why you should start eating breaky:

1. Eating a balanced breakfast helps stabilise your energy throughout the day.

Your breakfast should carry you through the beginning of your day.

It’s not only when you eat that’s important, but also WHAT you eat.  Have you ever heard of the Glycemic Index (GI)? This index indicates the effect foods have on our blood glucose levels. Foods that are high on the glycemic index (like processed breads, soft drink, breakfast cereals, tropical fruits) spike blood sugar really quickly, where as low GI foods (whole grains, vegetables, many fruits) have less of an affect on blood sugar levels.


2. Breakfast gives you more energy and focus for exercise.

Have you ever tried to workout on an empty stomach and felt like you were just “going through the motions”? Eating a healthy breakfast about 1 hour before exercising can really help maximise your time – and keep you energised.

The food you eat is directly turned into the fuel your body needs to go about it’s daily activities – but it also contributes to your energy and fuel for an intense workout.

Being properly fuelled is the foundation of giving it your all – and seeing the results you desire. If you have no fuel (i.e. no energy), you won’t be able to work your hardest during exercise!

3. Eating breakfast helps achieve a lean physique.

Not only does breakfast give you energy and keep your blood sugar stable, eating it every day will ensure that you don’t get overly hungry mid-morning and go for something quick (like donuts or a chocolate bar) to satisfy your hunger.

The biggest mistake people make when trying to lose fat is to skip meals – breakfast being the most common. Skipping meals only leads to a body that thinks it’s starving (holds on to fat for survival) and an appetite to overeat later in the day.

Not only that, it triggers the roller coaster hormone ride we talked about in #1 – and elevating our insulin levels over and over causes insulin insensitivity, causing the body to accumulate fat around the midsection.

If you really want to lose fat FOR GOOD, and have a lean physique, eating breakfast should be a priority for you. Your body will thank you when you put good fuel in!