Do you skip breakfast in the morning? Have you ever heard the phrase, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?”
My clients hear that and ask me all kinds of questions! A lot of people choose to skip breakfast because they want to save calories, or they’re too busy, or they just don’t like breakfast.
As a personal trainer for over 10 years, I have seen so many people not progress in their weight loss journey simply because they skip breakfast.
At IdealShape, we recommend eating 5-6 small meals throughout the day, which definitely includes a good breakfast. Breakfast can keep you full until your morning snack, help regulate your blood sugar, and keep you from binging and overeating.
Not convinced? Here are my top 3 reasons you should NEVER skip breakfast:
Being hungry is one thing, but being hangry is an entirely different game. You know you’re hangry when you start getting irritated, frustrated, and annoyed at just about anything.
Eating is the only thing that cures a bad case of hanger. Usually you aren’t craving healthy snacks or things that will benefit your weight loss progress. Most of the time, you’ll reach for potato chips, sugary candy, and other empty calories.
Breakfast helps you fight off hanger. If you ate a filling, balanced breakfast in the morning, chances are hanger won’t attack you!
Eating breakfast helps regulate your blood sugar, If you eat breakfast in the morning, you won’t experience such dramatic drops in your blood sugar around the afternoon. Skipping breakfast and eating around lunch time gives you a low blood sugar which also contributes to that awful hangry feeling.
Maybe you don’t get hangry, but you still know the feeling of needing to eat something, anything in reach!
The absolute need to snack happens way more often if you don’t eat a good, filling breakfast.
Snack attacks are hard to combat if you don’t have tasty, healthy snacks prepared and packed with you all the time.
If healthy snacks aren’t close by, your snacking can branch out to fast food options, which are rarely healthy.
Eating a filling breakfast can actually stop your snack attacks! If you’ve got your belly full of foods that will fuel your morning, you won’t feel the need to munch on salty, sugary snacks.
Skipping meals usually ends up in a big binge sesh. Some people skip meals because they want to have a big treat at dinner and eat all of their calories at once.
I really recommend against overeating in any way, even if you’re just skipping meals to eat more later. Balance is the best way to go when trying to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle.
Instead of skipping meals and then later overeating salty, sugary, high calories foods, just eat a good breakfast in the morning!
Eating breakfast fills up your stomach, levels your mood, and allows you to think clearly. It’s when we don’t think clearly that we overeat and binge!
What to Eat for Breakfast
Have I convinced you that breakfast is important?? I hope so! I want to help you succeed, so I grabbed some of my favorite breakfast options for you right here:
- Protein Pancakes from the IdealPlan
- Greek Yogurt with Berries from the IdealPlan
- Overnight Oats
- Egg Muffins from the IdealPlan
Don’t Skip Breakfast!
Breakfast is super important for your weight loss goals. You can beat hanger, snack attacks, and binging by simply eating a good, filling breakfast!
If you still need some yummy breakfast ideas, you should check out the Breakfast Bundle! Delicious, protein packed oatmeal and filling IdealShake meal replacement shakes will help you reach your weight loss goals.