What are you eating for breakfast? What? You are not eating breakfast? That is the world’s worst breakfast!
From an article in Women’s Health magazine: “When you wake up, your body is fuel deprived. If you don’t eat, you lower your metabolism, starve your muscles, and wind up taking in most of your calories late in the day.” This increases your risk for obesity by 450%.
One study found that children who ate a healthy breakfast had higher energy levels and better learning ability than similar students who did not eat breakfast. Another study conducted by Harvard researchers found that students who ate breakfast were "…significantly more attentive in the classroom, earned higher grades in math, and had significantly fewer behavioral and emotional problems."
A few of us have started slowly by drinking a smoothie, eating some yogurt or a piece of fruit. Try to eat about a third of your calories for the day as early as possible. Be sure to include whole grains, fruit or veggies, and some healthy fat. Surprisingly, after eating breakfast early, you will have a great start to a wonderful day, and, your body will love you for it!
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Colleen Carman, Finance/HR Director