Breakfast is well known as being the most important meal of the day. A lot of times people are not hungry when they first wake up. If one waits to have breakfast or skips breakfast completely, the body stays in ‘survival mode’ and holds on to extra energy. When food (energy) is introduced to the body, a persons metabolism kicks in and begins burning more energy. It is not necessary to have a large, heavy breakfast in the morning but it is important for the body and metabolism to ‘break’ the ‘fast’ as soon as possible after waking from a good nights sleep.
If you are finding yourself dragging a couple hours after having breakfast, make sure to include fat and protein with breakfast (most breakfast foods already have carbohydrates). Add some peanut butter to your toast, put an egg on your bagel or have some yogurt with your fruit.
Try some of these breakfast ideas:
- Fruit with yogurt
- ½ banana with peanut butter wrapped in a whole grain tortilla
- Microwave an egg (how to: http://whatscookingamerica.net/Eggs/MicrowaveEggs.htm)
- String cheese and a piece of fruit
- Granola and yogurt
- Cereal and milk
- Bagel and cream cheese