Breakfast like a King (perhaps Queen)
How often do you skip breakfast? Or worse still find that as you rush about trying to get the kids to school, yourself ready for work, you simply reach for the quick processed, sugar laden option that is easily at hand? I am not preaching. I am often guilty of it.
Breakfast is important as it sets you up for the day ahead. Your body will have burned through the fuel provided the previous night and will be wanting refuelling. The energy drained by the time trial that is the school run and the events leading up to it, will have drained resources further still. Skipping a healthy breakfast will simply affect your mood and increase the likelihood of ending up eating sugary snacks or finding a reason to hit the coffee shop for items other than coffee. The energy you get from a good brekkie should see you through to lunchtime
When you skip breakfast, you often end up getting so hungry by lunchtime rolls that any food, regardless of content or quantity seems like a good idea. While I am not saying that you will eat that horse literally, you may overeat and will probably not care whether it is healthy. This increases the likelihood of you eating unhealthily.
Eating a healthy breakfast avoids food cravings and enables you to make more healthy choices throughout the day. How often do you find that when you have missed a meal (not just breakfast) your mind becomes obsessed with images of food. They are rarely healthy meals that pop in and out of your consciousness. Scrambled eggs or steamed chicken are rarely my fantasy meals.
Following the same theme, if you overeat at lunchtime then this will likely result in eating dinner later. Alternatively you may skip dinner and head for the quick snacks shortly before bed. Large packets of chips, ice cream from the freezer or late night dalliances with the biscuit tin won’t help with the figure. Those calories are going straight on the hips. The body won’t be active enough to use up any carbs and will store them for later use as fat.
I know it isn’t always easy to find the time but a simple omelette takes no time to make and little time to eat.