Sunday, 22 January , 2017

Eat Breakfast

Success Begins in the Morning so Don’t Skip this Important Meal

Today is “International eat ice-cream for breakfast day”. (First Saturday of February). The day was invented on a snowy winter day in the 1960s by Florence Rappaport in Rochester, New York. The mother of six children decided to entertain her kids, and she declared it to be Ice Cream For Breakfast Day. She explained, “It was cold and snowy, and the kids were complaining that it was too cold to do anything. So I just said, ‘Let’s have ice cream for breakfast.'” The next year, they reminded her of the day and a tradition began. Today celebrations have been recorded in Nepal, Namibia, Germany, Honduras and if you are reading this, who knows maybe it’s going to be recorded there also.

Eating ice cream for breakfast is a fun idea, but I wouldn’t recommend it more than once a year. Eating a healthy breakfast each day however it vital!

How many times have you woke up in a hurry, got ready, and rushed out the door without a second thought to eating breakfast? We’ve all been there and have suffered the consequences when mid-morning hits and we are starving and ready to eat the first unhealthy thing we come across. Alternatively we eat something full of sugar and crash and burn mid morning and end up sleep or eating more junk. Here is another reason to wake up a little earlier. Avoiding this trap and making breakfast a part of your daily routine will not only add to the success and productivity of your day, but also begin your path to a healthier lifestyle. Here are just a few benefits of this important daily meal.

Increased energy levels – You will find that by eating a healthy breakfast your energy levels is much higher throughout the day. You will be more productive and less inclined to eat that unhealthy chocolate bar calling your name. Breakfast provides the right kind of nutrients our body needs to get through the day and be the best version of ourselves. We will be much more likely to focus on productivity when we routinely give our bodies the fuel it needs to carry on.

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Weight Control – Research shows that those who tend to eat breakfast in the mornings are more likely to lose weight or simply not weigh as much. It makes sense because we don’t find ourselves bogged down with those nasty cravings that come with, not eating anything in the morning. We tend to make healthier choices throughout the day when we aren’t starving and looking for anything to satisfy us. Breakfast also gives our metabolism a boost so we can burn more calories throughout the day.

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Happier and Healthier – Eating breakfast routinely every morning will not only start you on the path to a healthier life but also cause you to have a better, happier attitude. We are mentally and physically able to focus on things that matter when we give our bodies the right kind of nutrition. This means staying away from sugar and caffeine and consuming extra wholegrains, and fruit. Studies have revealed that people who skip breakfast tend to be more irritable throughout the day, than those who ate breakfast. You wouldn’t put dirty fuel into your car or drive it empty, so why treat your car better than your body?

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This one meal sets the tone for the entire day and our attitude, and physical well-being is affected by it. You will not only be more productive, but your overall health will improve by merely making a few adjustments to your daily routine. Rather than rushing through the door in those early morning hours give yourself a little extra time in the morning to plan a healthy meal. The success of your day depends on how you start it out.

Below are a few healthy, tasty and quick (no more than 10 minutes), recipes to get you started. Click on the link to view or pin on Pinterest.

Follow Jon Dyer’s board healthy breakfast ideas on Pinterest.

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