More often than not, our busy lives and obligations take priority over the simplest of necessities.
Eating Breakfast is one of those necessities.
If you are an individual who takes his/her health & fitness journey seriously, then breakfast should be the meal you get right every day of the week. There are numerous benefits for not only just eating breakfast but making sure you are eating what is going to move you closer towards your goal.
Increased Metabolism - You know this, you have heard of this, but let me put it in easier terms. The earlier you get sustenance from food upon waking, the earlier your metabolic furnace starts ticking over. For most, this simple change could mean this 'metabolic furnace' starts 4-6 hours earlier than ever before and that translates to more calories burnt through-out the day.
Increased Appetite - Further on from making an effort to eat earlier, most will find their appetite for food also increases and this is in no way a bad thing. An increased appetite basically means that your body is using more food as energy than you are putting in. Depending on your fitness goal, this can make a world of difference if you are struggling to get your 5 meals a day in.
Decreased Muscle Breakdown or Catabolism - When your body enters into a sort of starvation mode whilst sleeping, it will use either carbs, fat or proteins stored within muscle fibre as energy to function normally. When your carb and fat stores are used up your body will start to break down muscle fibre, this is something everybody should try and avoid. The more muscle fibre you possess, the more calories required from your body to keep it which helps tremendously to keep bodyfat off in the future. So by not skipping breakfast you are basically fortifying your muscle fibre to preserve it and limit its breakdown to be used as energy.
All in all, it only really takes 15mins to boil an egg and microwave some shredded oats and that is about as basic as it gets. Do your fitness goals a world of good and EAT BREAKFAST!
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