Benefits of Eating Breakfast – First Meal of The Day is Important


Skip breakfast and you will lose weight. This right here is probably what you have been reading and believe, but in all honesty skipping breakfast is only harming your weight loss goals. Eating breakfast has many benefits including the fact that eating breakfast helps your metabolism and will allow you to lose more weight. Eating a healthy breakfast also allows you to concentrate more clearly at work and school leading to a more productive and satisfying day.

Many people think that not only skipping breakfast is a good idea, but people also think that they do not have the time for a proper nutritional breakfast. Working or running behind might give one an excuse to not have to eat or make breakfast, but think and plan ahead the night before and your body will thank you later.

One way to start getting into the routine of eating breakfast is to start out slow. There isn’t a need to become a chef overnight to help you lose weight. Try having a healthy bowl of oatmeal. Oatmeal has enough nutrition to provide you with the balance you need the first thing in the morning and to get you through the day. Along with oatmeal, try having a glass of green tea instead of coffee. Too much caffeine is never a good thing in my opinion.

Also, another great source of nutrition that gets your metabolism going is to eat toast. There are various types of toast. I personally recommend Ezekiel bread. Ezekiel bread is full of nutrition and is low in fat. You can add sugar-free or fat-free jelly to the bread to make it taste even better and to cure that early morning sweet tooth! Remember, as your body gets used to the morning nutrition, your body’s metabolism will start to kick into overdrive. Along with the proper exercise routine, you will start to shed pounds.


There are more reasons than just boosting your metabolism, to encourage you to eat breakfast. Eating breakfast will help you avoid wanting to snack midmorning. Mid-morning snacks will only go to your waistline which I am sure you are wanting to trim down instead of bulk up. If you are still looking for things to eat or drink in the morning, here are a few ideas:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Try green tea instead of coffee
  • Grapefruit
  • Apples
  • Low-fat yogurt

If you are still doubting the idea of eating breakfast for whatever reason, maybe because you never have enough time in the morning, think of this. Set your alarm clock 15 minutes earlier than you normally would. This will allow you just enough time to get the proper nutrition in to start the day off on the right foot. This does not mean that you drive to a fast food restaurant and order off the menu and think that this will help boost your metabolism. You must think smart and in doing so, you will continue to watch your calories. If the only way you see yourself getting that proper nutrition first thing in the morning is to go through a drive-thru, then ask for a nutritional guide. These guides will help you make smart choices that will help you with your weight loss goals.

Eating breakfast is a smart decision. One that we should make for ourselves and even our family can benefit from a healthy breakfast. Kids shouldn’t skip meals and neither should adults who are looking to lose weight and boost their metabolisms.

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Christina Carney

Christina Carney has been a half-marathoner for over 15 years. She is currently a psychologist and a fitness model. Fitness modeling is something she really enjoys doing along with writing articles pertaining to her fitness goals and helping others. See my profile page for more information!

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    Afton Jackson on

    My wife has been looking for ways she can be healthier. She has noticed that she has less energy, so she’s looking to change her diet. I never realized that breakfast gets your metabolism going in the morning while reducing hunger throughout the day. I’ll be sure to share this info with my wife.

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