“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. This proverb has been an important nutrition tip since ages. Breakfast isn’t just meant to fulfill your craving for food, it is meant to keep you active and energetic all day long. Research shows that people who skip their breakfasts tend to eat more in afternoon and evening. As a result, their total calorie intake is higher than those who take breakfast in the morning. Hence, skipping breakfast does not help in weight loss but in weight gain. A healthy Breakfast does not only keep you active all day long but also results in increased productivity at work. Lets’ discuss 3 breakfast rules for an energetic day.
Have a Breakfast Not a Snack!
Any meal should not be replaced with a snack. Snacks are just meant to get rid of ill-timed craving. Having a muffin or a couple of bread slices with a jam is not going to energize you all day long. Some nutritionists even argue that starting your day with a snack instead of a quality breakfast can harm your metabolism. So make it a habit to have a quality breakfast each day. A quality breakfast should have rich protein, healthy fat, vitamins, calcium, antioxidants, fiber and minerals. A couple of fruits or fruit juices can serve as starters. Here are some rich add-ons for a perfect breakfast:
- Barley Porridge
- Peeled almonds
Start your metabolism before breakfast:
Some people usually find it hard to eat just after waking up, this is because your liver hasn’t started functioning yet and you feel like gorging with a slice of bread. Let your metabolism restart its operations after you get up in the morning. A glass of water, a handful of peeled almonds, honey, yogurt, fresh fruit or fruit juices 20 minutes before the breakfast can help starting your metabolism and boost your craving for a healthy breakfast.
Plan your breakfast before going to bed:
People usually skip their breakfasts just because there isn’t enough time to prepare or cook something in the morning and it’s already late to work. In order to have healthy breakfasts regularly, you should plan your meal for next morning before going to bed. And being unconventional in your breakfast meal is totally fine. If you can have omelette for dinner why not last night’s curry or lamb leg for breakfast? You do not necessarily need to have a fried egg or toasted bread slices for a breakfast. If you do not plan your next morning’s meal before bed, you will end up skipping your breakfast.