Why Eat Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is what starts the process of our metabolism for the day. Breakfast helps keep concentration and focus throughout the whole day. There have been numerous studies through the years that state that breakfast is one of the most important things to keep a fit and lean body weight. This is why so many people fail in their diets.

Weight Loss Without Eating Breakfast

The lack of eating doesn't give you less calories but slows your body down making it inefficiently unable to break down body fat the rest of the day. Without breakfast people are sluggish and tired the whole day through. When breakfast is not in the plan the hunger for lunch comes relatively earlier than it should. In the meantime making people eat more during lunch because they are so hungry then what they would have eaten. With the over load of food it is less likely the body will be able to break the fat down as well. Some things that can weigh a person down through the day if eaten in the morning are:

  • Fats - Eating something loaded with cheese or snack food like a bag of chips. This will weigh you down anytime
  • Sugar - Put the doughnut aside and go for something a little lighter. Sugary cereals are not good either. Yeah they may say made with extra nutrients and whole wheat but what they don't say is you just packed on 5 pounds for the sugary topping it is coated with.
  • Carbs - Leave the potatoes alone. Hyperglycemic foods send glucose into the blood stream right after you eat them. This will slow your energy level way down.

Different Eating Requirements

The eating requirements are different from a woman to a man as well as an adult to a child. The difference in food quantities is due mainly to body weight. It is a proven fact that a woman who may be excessively lower in weight than a man will need to consume a lower rate of calories. The same goes for a child. Take a 175 lb man who will need around 2800 calories a day then compare to a 125 lb woman who will need around 2000 calories a day and then compare to a 60 lb child who will need around 1400 calories. Even though a child may be excessively lower in weight they will need a good amount of calories. A child needs so many more calories because they are more active normally than an adult and their body including brain cells are still developing in their early years.

Eating Habits For a Healthy Woman

I have found through tons of research that the average woman tends to think that eating less is better for them. Not really. If you eat 3 apples they are better for you then 1 with fat free caramel dip. Women also tend to take lots of time looking at labels. It is not about what you eat most the time as in how it is prepared. So, A given fact is yes a salad is better than a steak but what people don't realize is that if the steak is grilled it may be better for you. The salad after adding cheese, croutons and the dressing, which is where most of the fat comes from, is more in calorie intake than the grilled steak and less in protein. A good recipe for a woman's breakfast is berry oatmeal.

Berry Oatmeal

  • Quaker Oats
  • Blueberries (preferably fresh)
  • Strawberries (preferably fresh)
  • Raspberries(preferably fresh)
  • 1 tbl. sugar
  • 1 tbl. brown sugar

Directions: Cook oatmeal as directed. Add sugar and brown sugar till dissolved. Top it off with fruit. Enjoy! This is a simple easy recipe that is not time consuming.

Eating Habits for a Healthy Man

The average man loves to eat. My mother always said that a way to a man's heart is through his stomach. This is not so bad on them however because they tend to have high metabolism and burn fat a whole easier and faster than women. Men tend to need more protein because their bodies have more muscle. Red meat although not healthy all the time is a great food to build muscle. A good high protein breakfast for men is a veggie omelet with toast.

Veggie Omelet

  • 3 large eggs
  • low fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1/4 10oz. package of spinach thawed

Directions: Crack and whish eggs till completely mixed. Put into hot skillet over medium heat, cook for 3 minutes or until edges start to form. Add all other ingredients. Let set for a few minutes till solidified and flip. Put on plate and enjoy.

Eating Habits for Children

Children tend to need full that fills the stomach more. Due to their activity level and metabolism rate (which is high because they are still in their growing stages) they tend to eat more. A good breakfast for children is yogurt.

Yogurt Surprise

  • 1 cup low fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fruit (berries, peaches or even bananas)

Directions: Mix together and enjoy.

Over all three groups of people eat differently but ultimately eating breakfast and a healthy one is the better choice in the matter.

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