Jumpstart Your Day: Instant Breakfast Ideas
You’ve heard it before – breakfast is the most important meal of your day.
The truth is, it is – and for a lot of good reasons.
First, research shows that people who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight. They’re also less likely to fail at dieting.
This is the case because eating a meal first thing in the morning jumpstarts your metabolism and gets your burning calories. Without breakfast, your metabolism stays in hibernation mode, and you’re more likely to pack on the fat.
Breakfast also helps prepare your body for the day. By eating the right combination of protein, fiber, and whole grains, you’ll give your body, your muscles, and your mind the fuel it needs to get through the morning.
Beyond these basic benefits, studies have also suggested that eating breakfast may reduce your risk of serious illness like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. It also seems to strengthen your immune system.
When it comes to your mental functioning, breakfast helps improve concentration and focus. Research on children has shown that eating breakfast leads to higher scores on tests and lower incidence of depression, anxiety, and hyperactivity.
Pretty amazing isn’t’ it? And it’s reasonable to think that the same would be true at the office.
So what does the typical health breakfast look like?
Generally speaking, you can’t eat just a little. Many people make the mistake of only eating a couple hundred calories, and they’re left feeling hungry later in the morning.
This results in loss of energy and ability to concentrate on work and also puts your body into the mode of conserving energy by lowering your metabolism.