It is also a common reason why most of us skip breakfast in the belief that it helps us to eat less in the long run.
This is a terrible mistake as all that happens is, when you do get to eat at lunchtime or soon after, you realise you are ravenous and devour everything in sight. Or what happens when the birthday cake gets passed around the office, ‘Oh go on then, I’ll have a slice seeing as I haven’t had any breakfast’ Sound familiar? It is called break-fast, your body has been fasting without food or drink for at least 6 – 8 hours from the night before, it needs fuelling up so you can take on the day!
Eating breakfast gets your metabolism going and sets you up for the day, if you have the time to eat a bigger breakfast, it will fill you up for longer, so you will eat less at lunch time and be able to pass on any tempting snacks that come your way. Having a banana 3 hours after breakfast is an easy and portable fast food snack that gives you an extra healthy boost of energy and will be far better for you than a Krispy Kreme.
Remember most meals should have some protein in them, this will keep you fuller, for longer. Poached eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes on wholemeal toast or fat free Greek yogurt with some yummy berries if you’re in a rush.
Make time for breakfast, you will lose weight faster and feel fuller for longer if you make breakfast one of your main meals of the day.