Bellevue Nutrition | Why You Need Breakfast

Breakfast continues to be THE most important meal of the day for so many reasons!  For starters, it helps regulate your appetite for the entire day, gives you that added oomph for a stellar workout, and balanced energy all day long. But don’t simply take my word for it ~ below are 10 facts from the experts!

1. People who skip breakfast tend to have a higher BMI 

2. Obesity related disease such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease increase in people who forego breakfast

3. People who eat breakfast generally have healthier lifestyles ~ just sayin’

4. Those who eat a healthy breakfast tend to do less snacking

5. Morning exercisers are encouraged to eat breakfast 1 – 4 hours before a workout, to avoid any negative effects

6. While we sleep liver glycogen drops by approximately 40%, which is why we need to recharge with a good breakfast

7. Studies show that those who miss breakfast tend to eat a bit more at lunch to compensate. Physiologically, however, that doesn’t make up for the missed morning calories.

8. A very important benefit of eating breakfast is having a higher resting metabolic rate, or the rate at which one burns incoming calories

9. Your breakfast should encompass 20 – 35% of your daily calories

10. People who don’t wish to eat breakfast can still maximize a morning workout by consuming a carbohydrate drin

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