Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But did you know that a whopping 20% of people skip breakfast? Yes, of all the meals we eat, breakfast gets the least respect.
But studies show that isn’t necessarily the best strategy for your health or weight loss (if that’s one of your goals). People who eat breakfast have a smaller appetite during the day, make healthier food choices, and sleep better! Plus, skipping breakfast (when compared to skipping dinner) hurts your body’s ability to control your blood sugar.
Here’s what I’m talking about:
1 – Breakfast is the most skipped meal.
2 – It’s often an afterthought – or even a problem! Because …
3 – When we do eat it, we want something that’s fast and requires no/little effort.
4 – And it’s even better if we can eat (or drink) our breakfast on the run.
There are many studies that have linked eating breakfast to being healthier and that breakfast eaters tend to be healthier than people who don’t eat breakfast. They have a lower risk of developing chronic diseases and are less likely to be overweight or obese.
People who eat breakfast tend to have:
- Lower levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol,
- Less risk of getting diabetes, heart disease, or being overweight.
- Better memory and concentration.
Starting your day with a healthy meal can send a strong message to yourself about being proactive and taking positive actions toward your health and wellness.
In fact, some experts theorize that the reason people who eat breakfast tend to be healthier is because of their overall lifestyle pattern.
What’s the big deal about protein?
When you eat enough protein during breakfast, it affects your body all day long.
Eating a protein-rich breakfast can help get your day started right. Maybe even most importantly, it’s powerful for your MINDSET.
A Protein-Packed Breakfast:
- Helps your body repair and build muscle,
- Releases hormones that keep you feeling full,
- Improves blood sugar control for hours,
- Boosts calorie burn, and
- Can help cut back on night time snack cravings!
Maybe even most importantly, it’s powerful for your MINDSET.
Bottom Line: researchers don’t know whether all of that is caused by eating breakfast – or whether people who eat breakfast tend to have healthier habits (a healthy bias).
Either way, that’s a solid enough reason to eat breakfast! It sets the tone for your entire day.
We are excited to share a brand-new free resource with you… A protein-packed-breakfast recipe guide. You can get your free copy here.
The guide comes with a 7-Day Breakfast Planner to help you get started right.
- Day 1: No-Bake Cookie Oatmeal
- Day 2: Egg Muffin or Tofu Scramble
- Day 3: Egg Muffin or Tofu Scramble (leftovers!)
- Day 4: Protein Pancakes
- Day 5: Perfect Smoothie
- Day 6: Sheet Pan Eggs & Hash (for plant-based, skip the eggs & bacon and serve over cooked black beans)
- Day 7: Maple Cinnamon Quinoa Bowl
Remember: It’s the small things that we do every day that add up to big results. Feel free to share this guide with your family and friends.