We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But why? Breakfast is the ideal way to help jumpstart your metabolism first thing in the morning. Food is your body’s fuel, and if you’re able to fuel your body first thing in the morning, you give your metabolism time to heat up. Additionally, breakfast can help increase concentration, improve strength and endurance, as well as control weight by curbing hunger and increasing the ability to make better food choices. Although, it is common that someone lacks an appetite in the morning, this is could be why:
Caffeine before food
A cup of coffee in the morning can probably be the main thing that can drag us out of bed – we understand. But that cup of coffee before breakfast in the morning can be the reason why you have a lack of appetite. Coffee is an appetite suppressant and by consuming it before eating, it can significantly reduce your ability to increase your metabolism and therefore it could be the main reason you’re unable to reach your weight loss goal. Postpone that cup of coffee and enjoy a balanced meal instead. Trust us, your body will thank you.
Eating late at night can be one of the main culprits of why you may have a lack of appetite in the morning. During nighttime hours, the metabolism is usually the coolest (that means it’s the slowest) at this time. By eating late, your metabolism could still be working on fully digesting your late evening meal, preventing an appetite. To curb a late night appetite or preventing pesky cravings, make sure you’re eating at your full metabolic efficiency. Check your metabolic rate here.
You haven’t adapted
An irregularity of your hunger hormones can be a huge reason why you’re eating schedule can be off track. Whether if it’s because sleep deprivation or an inconsistent food schedule, hormones that either suppress or trigger hunger can be altered. Adapting your body to eat in the morning can be exercised by gradually beginning to fit in a snack or small meal, whether it’s a small bowl of oatmeal, a slice of whole grain toast with almond butter, or a fruit, it is important to establish that habit. Before you know it, your body will begin to call for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
Among many reasons, it is ideal to ensure your body is getting the proper fuel to increase your total metabolic efficiency. By eating breakfast, you will jumpstart your metabolism and heat it up to take on your day. Whether your goal is to lose weight, increase strength and endurance, or improve your concentration, a healthy and balanced breakfast can increase your quality of life.