Here is some very basic science that will help make sense of why it is important to eat breakfast and exactly what foods are best.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but most people consume for breakfast is a travesty. What you eat for breakfast sets up your entire neurotransmitter production. High-quality protein and naturally occurring fats should, therefore, be the center of your breakfast. Protein’s thermogenic effect means you actually burn calories digesting it. It provides satiety and does not cause an insulin surge. All of which we want at the start of our day to keep cravings at bay, feel full longer (ultimately leading to less overeating) and improve body composition. Fat is essential in that helps regulate hunger and blood sugar, as well as helps with mental clarity.
“The first thing you put in your mouth in the morning…provided it is food…dictates all neurotransmitters for the whole day.” ~Coach Charles R. Poliquin
In my practice for nearly a decade, I have helped people achieve optimal energy, lose body fat and eliminate food sensitivities by prescribing a meat and fat breakfast. I also encourage the addition of low-glycemic green vegetables simply because nobody eats enough veggies and I hate to encourage yet another meal without vegetables.
“I used to have several boxes of cereal in the pantry at all times. It was an easy, mindless choice each morning. After an eye-opening conversation with Evie, I realized I was setting myself up for a nutritional failure each day. I cut the hangry out of my day when I stopped eating cereal and started eating real food.” ~Becky Stafford, Entrepreneur