Healthy Breakfast = Feel Good and Control Your Weight
What do you usually have for breakfast?
Chances are, like most people, you have either a simple carbohydrate 'meal' of toast or cereal,
or you skip breakfast entirely (usually leading to mid-morning snacking).
Both of these approaches lead to rapid increases in blood sugar and insulin,
carbohydrate cravings (snacking) and a drop in energy.
You know, a strong connection has recently been discovered between an unhealthy breakfast and many
As you might know, our body consists of 100 trillion cells which need 114 various nutrients during the day.
What you ate yesterday consists of two major groups of elements. The first group supplies energy
(proteins, fats, carbohydrates). The second group supplies building materials (amino acids, vitamins,
minerals, microelements, etc.)
You expended energy yesterday when you were awake, and your body used the building materials at night
to regenerate itself.
In addition, your body has expended 1 liter of water during the night through breathing and sweating, as
well as your morning visit to the bathroom.
So your body wakes up “empty” in the morning and, for its 100 trillion cells, it begs you, “Hey, give me back
all the nutrients, energy and water I expended in the last 24 hours.” You may not feel hungry or thirsty in
the morning, but it’s just a matter of time.
And what do we give it?
Carbohydrate-based Breakfast = Simple Carbs = Sugar!
If you eat carbohydrate-based breakfast
Now, let’s see what you’re giving your body in the morning: toast with jam,
and coffee with sugar. These are simple carbohydrates that, when digested immediately, turn into sugar.
Your body wakes up in the morning asking for vital nutrients and water, and you give it sugar instead.
By raising the sugar levels, you force your body to overcompensate. Your body removes extra sugar and
turns it into fat. As a result, sugar levels drop, often below the level you woke up with. Now you’re feeling
hungry and weak as your brain lacks sugar. This is a reason behind cravings. To overcome hunger, you
again need simple carbohydrates (such as chocolate, sweet coffee, sandwiches, sweets, cookies,
doughnuts, soft drinks, juices, etc.), which again raises your sugar level and frees you of hunger and
weakness. Each sugar “shot” is followed by an overcompensating surge.
If you are in the habit of skipping breakfast
And now let’s
see what you’re feeding your body. The answer is: nothing! As a result,
the blood sugar level drops and you feel hungry, which makes you seek
simple carbohydrates (chocolate, sweet coffee, sandwiches, sweets,
cookies, doughnuts, soft drinks, juices, etc.) to satisfy your hunger and
raise your blood sugar level.
This cycle repeats itself several times a day, and you develop a dependence on carbs. The excess of carbs
makes your body work at constant overload. It’s one of the most frequent reasons for developing other
major health challenges. Besides, excess sugar damages blood vessels. Excessive sugar will again and
again be turned into extra fat.
All of these are the most common causes of extra weight and many other health challenges. And it all
begins with an unhealthy breakfast.
Would you like to know what a healthy breakfast is supposed to be?
Well, it should meet five major criteria:
- Restores the energy expended in the last 24 hours
- Restores the building materials expended during the night
- Replenishes water balance
- Maintains energy levels within the normal range
- Helps to maintain a normal blood sugar level
“Hey, give me back
all the nutrients, energy and water I expended in the last 24 hours.”