We all know the old saying “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper” ,but how many of us know that heating a healthy breakfast is the best option for a healthy life and also the best way to lose weight! Breakfast is the most easily avoided and the most overlooked solution than all other fat burning tips combined.
Eating breakfast is the most important meal of the day and many of the busy moms tend to skip this meal for a variety of reasons. However, doing so will only work against your body's ability to lose fat.
What happens when you skip break fast
Skipping breakfast will only send the message to your body that you're starving - you haven't had food in the last 6-8 hours. This leads your body to SLOW your metabolism for survival purposes. You essentially are choosing to start your day in fat storage mode.
And if you do not start your day with a supportive breakfast, it is only natural that by the time lunch rolls around - You are starving!. You may be compelled to eat more because of the cravings.
To make matters worse, skipping breakfast also leads to eating more later in the day - a big "dinner". Eating more calories during the last meal of the day, when your metabolism is naturally slower leads your body to store those calories as fat.
In fact, studies show that people who skip breakfast and eat fewer times during the day tend to be heavier than people who eat a healthy breakfast and eat four or five times a day. If you skip meals, you tend to feel hungrier later on and you will eat more than you normally would.
How to get the best benefits of breakfast
Eat within an hour of waking.Have your morning cup of tea/coffee but by having breakfast it will provide you with the energy you need to get through your day. The more energy you have, the more active you'll be and the more active you are, the more calories you burn.
Favorite Busy Mom Breakfast: Cereals and oats which are easy to prepare,eat and are full of nutrients is a convenient choice.
But don't overlook the traditional choice of breakfasts like the idly,dosa, upma,paratha etc.which we have been having since childhood.Just go easy on the oil quantity and the type of chutney made.
The idea is to eat healthy and not a heavy meal.