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3 Reasons You Need to Eat Breakfast

By Virginia Laird

Do you find it difficult to eat breakfast in the mornings? You are not alone. Millions throughout the nation choose to skip out on this meal for a variety of reasons. Some believe that abstaining from breakfast is a way to cut calories and lose weight. Still, some find eating breakfast undesirable as there is a lack of interest in food early in the morning. This too is a problem which plagues millions. No matter what reason you may have for opting out of this meal, it is time to stop. Start choosing breakfast for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Eating breakfast can help with focus
  • The metabolism needs breakfast to function
  • Eating breakfast can help prevent overeating

Eating Breakfast Can Help with Focus

If you are one who struggles to get focused in the mornings, this can be due to a lack of nutrition in the body. Try eating a well-balanced breakfast to combat this lack of focus. Research suggests that a nutritional (non-sugar filled) breakfast can help improve focus and performance at work or in school. If you are not a breakfast person, there are many alternative (and nutritional) options, including breakfast shakes and meal replacement bars.

The Metabolism Needs Breakfast to Function

The metabolism is what keeps the body going, helps burn calories, and helps with weight loss. It is important to keep the metabolism functioning properly. Breakfast can help give a jumpstart to this function. Research suggests that whenever this meal is skipped it can slow the metabolism, making you feel sluggish. Find a breakfast which works for you and your body and you will love the benefits.

Eating Breakfast Can Help Prevent Overeating

If you are one who skips out on breakfast only to be starving a few hours later, it is time to stop this habit. Skipping out on breakfast can cause overeating at lunch. When I choose to skip breakfast, I find myself snacking on everything in sight as lunch approaches. This can pack on the pounds. To avoid this habit of overeating and the doomed weight gain which is sure to accompany it, make breakfast a habit.

There are far too many benefits to choosing to eat breakfast. The time has come for you to make this habit a priority in your daily routine. You will be glad you did.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Midlothian, Va.

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