Turns out your grandma wasn’t all that wrong when she said: ‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.’
(MYTH) THERE IS NO TIME
Stop making excuses like that. Either prep the night before (that goes for work lunch too), set your alarm for 30 minutes earlier or get into the smoothie habit! Some inspiration here and here. A smoothie takes less than 5 minutes to make and can be enjoyed on the drive to work.
(MYTH) BREAKFAST MAKES YOU FAT
Contrary to popular belief, skipping breakfast is not necessarily going to help you lose weight. In fact, studies show that people who have a healthy breakfast habit have far better weight outcomes than those who routinely skip breakfast. The early meal aids in kick-starting the metabolism, which can assist with weight control. On the opposite end, when you skip breakfast, you put yourself at risk of grabbing calorie-rich snack foods on the go. It also means you’re more likely to overeat during lunch.
Learn more about your daily calorie requirements, here.
(MYTH) NO APPETITE SO EARLY
The truth is many of us don't wake up hungry. At all. The good news is that breakfast doesn’t need to be eaten immediately. Or even in 'one' sitting - most research show that for it to be most beneficial you need to eat your first meal of the day within two or three hours of waking up.You could get creative and have a very small snack early with your coffee and then a 'bigger' breakfast at 9:30 or so.
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