just how important is breakfast?
We know we need food to create energy, but if you're not getting up and heading to the gym, you can push breakfast back until you need the extra calories for something physical. It's a common belief that eating breakfast ?ump starts your metabolism.? Well it does get it revved up, but only to start processing the calories you just put in, so if you don't need or want the calories, don't eat them. They said if you skip breakfast, you'll eat more during the day to fight off hunger. Well only if you're hungry! A study showed the average breakfast to be around 600 calories. Those who didn't eat in the mornings ate around 150 more calories during their day. That's still 450 calories less than those who ate breakfast!
This is plain and simple math. The number of calories you put in are the number of calories you need to use either in physical processes or through exercise. They have conclusively shown that eating or not eating breakfast has nothing to do with your weight. If you are hungry when you wake up, you should eat. If you are not hungry when you wake up, you should wait. It's really up to you and your body. If a light snack in the mornings is all you need or want and it gives you enough energy without irrational food cravings until lunch, then that is fine. If a full meal gets your engines going, then dig in!So here's the best part. You can eat your breakfast whenever you want! So hello Oatmeal Breakfast Pie at 2:00 p.m. Or how about a Spanish Torta with your morning cup of tea. Or get really crazy and have the Breakfast Burrito for dinner. We put the food in the box, so you can think outside of it!