By Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
If you're not eating breakfast all the time, you may be curious about the effects of skipping breakfast and the importance of eating breakfast in the first place. Get all your breakfast facts right here!
be the first to admit that I am the definition of a breakfast fanatic. Some nights, I'll climb into bed and ease myself to sleep by imagining the crisp toast with crunchy almond
butter I plan on having the next morning. Oh yes, and I can't forget the frothy shot of espresso that goes with it!
I've found that having a nutritious and delicious meal early in the a.m. often sets the mood for the rest of my day. In fact, these last few weeks, it gave me the fuel to finish up my newly redesigned website! So when I wake up with barely enough time to finish an energy bar, you can imagine how drained and unproductive I feel by the time the clock strikes noon.
Still, some folks give breakfast a hard pass each day, opting for just a cup of coffee on the way to work. So is breakfast the most important meal of the day for everyone?
To help you decide if you should whip up those 8 a.m. scrambled eggs or not, I'm giving you all the facts on the effects of skipping breakfast on your body. You'll even find ideas for morning meals you'll actually want to get out of bed for. Ready? Let's go!
Breakfast Isn't the Most Important Meal of the Day
Your parents probably told you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day on more occasions than you can count. And while morning eating isn't necessarily better for you than lunch or dinner, you still shouldn't pass on it.
I explain the effects of skipping breakfast and why you should start your day with a nutritious bite, even if you're trying to lose weight, in this LIVESTRONG.com article. And you can bet I'm noshing on cherry oatmeal as I write this!
High-Protein, Plant-Based Breakfasts to Try
To put yourself into a healthy-eating mindset for the rest of the day, start your morning off with a breakfast that packs a protein punch.
Amy's Healthy Breakfast Recipe