Breakfast is vitally important for the body and contrary to what you might think, skipping breakfast is unlikely to help you lose weight. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it kick-starts the body’s metabolism, and should not be missed. Studies have shown that eating a healthy breakfast can help the body burn 25 per cent more calories throughout the day. By eating complex carbohydrates in cereals like sugar-free muesli, wholegrain bread, and adding fresh fruit, natural laban or yogurt, people can keep their energy levels up throughout the day, reducing the likelihood of fatigue. Importantly for those wanting to shed a few kilos, complex carbohydrates release their energy over a longer period so helping to stave off hunger pangs. If you find yourself reaching for a chocolate bar in the mid-morning to get you through to lunch, perhaps try eating muesli for breakfast to see if you feel fuller for longer.
A balanced breakfast also provides essential nutrients, examples of which include Vitamin D, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium giving the body an initial boost. Breakfast helps control diabetes, kickstarts the metabolism and increases the ability to concentrate. It also helps to maintain a healthy body and reduces excess weight.
Skipping breakfast is not healthy at all; it leads to an imbalance in the metabolic process, causing fatigue and sometimes headaches.