Lose weight by eating breakfast

Breakfast Really is the Most Important Meal!

Your mother was right when she told you breakfast was the most important meal of the day. Back when our ancient ancestors were hunters and gatherers, it was common to go many hours, even days without eating. The brain developed a survival skill known as “starvation mode,” and is triggered when a person hasn’t eaten in several hours.

What does starvation mode do?

The human brain is a high powered super processor that monitors and adjusting body systems to keep you alive. When you skip breakfast in the morning and wait until noon to eat, you will in all likelihood, have gone 10 or more hours without eating.

If the body isn’t refueled after sleeping, the brain kicks into “survival mode” by dramatically slowing down your metabolism and reducing the amount of calories you burn.

The body begins to consume muscle tissue for fuel because the brain is storing body fat, to keep you alive, through what it perceives might be an encroaching famine.

When you finally do get around to eating lunch, your slowed down metabolism stores the food instead of using it for energy. Have you ever wondered why you feel sluggish in the afternoon?

Quick Facts

According to the American Heart Association, breakfast may reduce obesity and insulin dependence anywhere from 35% to as much as 50%.

The National Weight Control Registry reports breakfast is vital to the success of people who have maintained a weight loss of 30 pounds or more for at least one year.

What should I be eating for Breakfast?

Try to choose a high fiber food. Fiber is good because it takes longer to digest, provides sustained energy and will keep you feeling full for a longer period of time. Here are some quick ideas:

Whole grain cereal and non-fat (or low-fat) milk.

Oatmeal with raisins and milk

Fruit smoothie made with yogurt

No Time for Breakfast? No Problem

With our on the go lifestyle, time is often the obstacle keeping us from having breakfast or at least, eating a healthy one.

Nutrisystem is a weight loss program delivering healthy, high quality food right to your door. These nutritionally balanced, heat and eat meals are designed to control hunger so you are successful in reaching your weight loss goals.

Breakfast is one of their favorite meals with many tasty options to choose from such as light pancakes, maple and brown sugar oatmeal, blueberry muffins, and cereal just to name a few.

Read more about our Nutrisystem Review and how they can help you obtain a healthier lifestyle.