August 16, 2021 3 min read
You’ve also probably skipped breakfast a time or two – and in today’s busy day and age, who’s going to blame you? With a ton of stuff to do first thing in the morning, many of us are content to skip it completely and wait until lunch to get something to fill our bellies.
However, taking the time to eat a wholesome breakfast is a great way to set yourself up for success for the rest of the day. Whether you want to improve your health, your productivity, or your mood, here are 4 good reasons that you should be getting a good breakfast every morning.
Protein is one of our most-loved macronutrients for a reason: it helps to build all the necessary components our bodies need, keeps our muscles nice and strong, and allows us to recover from whatever stress we put ourselves through.
Even better, protein is also satisfying, which means that eating a high-protein breakfast is a great tool for anyone looking to lose weight and/or keep to a healthy eating pattern for the rest of the day.
Rather than filling up on the sugary sweets first thing in the morning, make sure that your breakfast is full of healthy, lean proteins. Some good examples include:
If you’ve ever suffered from a serious case of brain fog while you were trying to work, you know how frustrating it can be. A healthy breakfast will provide you with the fuel your brain needs, including glucose and healthy fats for energy and brain power.
In order to get the most out of your breakfast and improve your focus and cognitive function, make sure it has lots of healthy carbohydrates (think whole-grain toast and fruits).
“Breakfast” literally means that you’re breaking your overnight fast. We all know that food is fuel, and your body can’t go for sustained periods without getting the nutrition it needs. Getting a good breakfast in you will ensure that you’re getting a daily dose of nutrition, especially if you’re sticking with healthy breakfast favorites like fruit, yogurt, and whole grains.
This is also great news for those who are looking to lose weight as a result of their meal prep plan. If you eat a good breakfast in the morning, you’re more likely to feel full and satisfied, which means less snacking and grazing later in the day.
It’s especially important to eat a healthy breakfast if you’re someone who likes to get your workouts done first thing in the morning. When you start your day off with a long run or a heavy lifting session, your body has used up all of its stored energy, and it can’t recover properly if you aren’t refueling correctly.
Follow up your morning workout sesh with a balanced breakfast so your body can recover and you can start seeing the results. For the best results, make sure you have a good mixture of both lean proteins and healthy carbohydrates so that your body can fill up all its necessary energy stores.
If you’ve struggle to get a good breakfast every morning because of a lack of time, meal prep can make your mornings easier. In order to make meal prep work for you, you can simply pick a day a week to dedicate to cooking a whole week’s worth of breakfasts, then properly store them in the fridge so that you can easily grab and go even in the midst of your busiest mornings.
Some good examples of meal prep-friendly breakfast ideas include:
Even better, you can subscribe to a meal prep delivery service that does all of the cooking for you and delivers it straight to your house. My Healthy Penguin provides healthy, portioned prepped meals for every day of the week and for every meal including breakfast! This way, you’ll get all the benefits of a healthy breakfast without the hassle. Here’s to always having the tools you need to start your day off on the right foot!
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