Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
How many times have we heard that?
The truth is, new research might just challenge that conventional wisdom.
This article from Greatist explains in depth about the new research, but it boils down to this:
Eating breakfast can be good for you if you feel better when you eat breakfast. If you feel that you “have to” eat breakfast to be healthy, it’s doing nothing but adding stress.
Also important to note is that what you eat for breakfast plays a bigger role in your well-being than if you eat breakfast. Sure, the gas station breakfast might have equal calories as the granola/yogurt/berry bowl that you whip up at home, but the nutritional benefit makes all the difference in your health (and even can help you get to a healthy weight).
Personally, I’m a breakfast eater. Whether it’s a quick omelet or a granola bar, I generally feel better and notice myself making wiser lunch decisions when I’ve eaten breakfast.
If you have to force yourself to eat breakfast, consider letting yourself off the hook. Eating nutritiously when your body needs it is going to be more beneficial. For some, that could mean 3 meals a day. For others, it could mean 6 smaller meals. The key is listening to your body and paying attention to what makes you feel great.
Do you eat breakfast? What meal structure does your body love most? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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