A Healthy Well-Balanced Diet – Why is it So Important and How Can it Help Me Lose Weight?
We hear it over and over again, that a well-balanced breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And it’s true! There are many benefits to eating a healthy breakfast every single morning, the main three are:
Faster Weight loss: Due to an increased metabolism, losing weight and maintaining that weight is much easier.
Less sickness: Due to a breakfast rich in vitamins and minerals, your body has a tendency to increase your immune system against certain viruses.
A Stronger Heart: A breakfast rich in fibers and healthy carbohydrates will increase your alertness and allow your body to distribute energy evenly throughout the day. Also, it has been proven that a well-balanced breakfast decreases chances of heart disease.
Well it’s great to know all of this, but it is not by eating 3 donuts and drinking a coffee every morning that will give you these results. There are certain rules that apply.
First and most importantly, eating breakfast should be the first thing that you do in the morning. Preferably, within 45 minutes of waking, even if you are not hungry.
Your second goal is to eat breakfast every single day. This will create a routine that your body will eventually recognize, thus, boosting your metabolism and digestive system.
Your third goal, is to higher the source of fibers, vitamins, and proteins. Well, let me explain, by boosting fiber intake, such as, whole wheat bread and high-fiber fruits like apples and berries, you will feel fuller for longer, and increasing protein intake early in the day provides you with long lasting energy. It is recommended to eat at least 20% of your daily protein within the first hour of your day.
So the next time you go breakfast food shopping, check the food labels for fiber, sugar, fat and protein before buying anything. And just remember that a well balanced breakfast is HIGH in fiber, protein and vitamins, and LOW in sugars and saturated fats.