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"There is no sincerer love than the love of food." - George Bernard Shaw

      Breakfast and Weightloss

Waking up is hard to do. It is especially difficult for those non-morning people who would probably like to avoid that time of day and everything that comes with it - even breakfast.

As sure as the sun's gonna shine, breakfast always will be the most important meal of the day - one that should be consumed by people of any age. Although all three traditional meals play a significant role in supplying the daily recommended levels of essential nutrients and more simply – energy for you to get through the day with purpose, nutritionists often cite breakfast as the day's most important meal and the foundation of healthy eating habits.

Studies have shown that eating breakfast is associated with improved strength and endurance in the late morning, along with a better mental attitude towards work. Breakfast helps to replenish blood glucose levels, which is important since the brain itself has no reserves of glucose. Glucose is the main energy source of the brain, which constantly must be replenished.

When you consider it's been eight or nine hours since you've had a meal, it's obvious that refueling at breakfast will make you feel and perform better during the day. Researchers at the University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School agree. They examined whether eating breakfast has any advantageous effects on late-morning mood, satiety, or cognitive performance. And it did! There’s no arguing this point, unless of course you haven’t had breakfast – in which case, you’re brain isn’t functioning fully – giving you incorrect judgment!

Eating a quality breakfast prevents many of the adverse effects of fasting (since you can’t eat while you sleep), such as irritability and fatigue, (as the brain cannot store glucose, (energy) – and low blood sugar glucose causes brain shutdown) this, according to principal investigator, Bonnie Spring, Ph.D. And those who ate a balanced breakfast scored significantly higher on tests than those who didn’t eat breakfast.  

Eat like a King for Breakfast, a commoner for lunch and a pauper for dinner – a wise choice for certain!

Try ready-to-go, whole grain organic cereals with fresh berries and a small quantity of nuts, along with a small bit of skim milk, (avoid whole or 2%, as they’re loaded with saturated fat).

Try one to three egg whites sautéed (negating the threat of saturated fat in the yolk – bad fat) in a bit of olive or grapeseed oil, (good fats) with some of your favorite herbs and spices, (except salt). You can also use whole rolled oats, along with some fresh fruit, very tasty indeed. The new products out there, the sort that you squeeze out of a container as you drive to work – high in sugar, and highly processed, not good. Sitting down, even for a few minutes, allowing your body and mind to enjoy the moment of good food – does wonders for your heart and spirit – try it, you’ll be convinced for sure…even if you’re a non-breakfast eater! Just don’t tell anyone you’re eating breakfast, you’ll be the benefactor, and no one else needs to know!

There is no solid evidence that skipping meals will help you lose weight. Seek out a book called, Eat Drink and Be Healthy, by Dr. Walter Willett, PhD. Dr. Willett is the head of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard University. The book highlights what’s incorrect with the outdated USDA Food Pyramid while giving you a new alternative Healthy Food Pyramid to use, designed by the works of Dr. Willett and others colleagues.