Eat Your

Every one of us has heard the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, is that true?

Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, which gives you the energy you need to get things done. Eating breakfast has also been linked to good health, including focus, concentration and better memory, as well as lower levels of LDL cholesterol and lower chances of being obese, getting diabetes or heart disease.

Muscle Mechanics Breakfast

Skipping the morning meal will interrupt your body’s normal rhythm of fasting and eating. When you wake up in the morning, the blood sugar your muscles and brain need to function optimally is relatively low because you have fasted all night. Breakfast helps to replenish it. Low blood sugar – also known as hypoglycemia – can cause blurry vision, rapid heartbeat, mood changes, nervousness, fatigue, headache, shaking, sweating, lack of concentration and even loss of consciousness. So, yes, I would say that breakfast is probably the most important meal of your day.

Technically speaking, whatever your first meal of the day is will be your breakfast because it is the meal that is breaking your fast, but I always recommend eating within an hour of waking. It really will kick-start your day! Following breakfast, you should eat every 2.5 – 4 hours, depending on your daily activities, in order to ensure that your blood sugar and energy levels remain consistent.

Content by: Tom Nelson
Photo by: Jannis Brandt