Monday, October 12, 2009

The Importance Of Eating Breakfast

There was a reason why our parents constantly nagged us during our childhood about eating breakfast before they sent us off to school, drumming into our ears that "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day."

An average adult sleeps between 5 - 8 hours a night, consuming their last meal at least 2 - 3 hours the night prior. Therefore, each morning when we awake, it would mean our body is deprived of food for up to 10 hours. A hearty breakfast, ensure that our body starts with the fuel it needs to carry us through our day, and also to kick start our metabolism, which is at it's slowest in the morning. The quicker the metabolism, the quicker the food is processed in our body.

Skipping breakfast also poses dangers. Not only would we be starving our body, but without breakfast, our metabolism only slows down further and will store food consumed throughout the day, instead of burning it.

Chris Gregoriou - Personal Trainer from Joy Sponsor, Metro Body Fitness stops by The Hump Day Crew to ensure that we all had had breakfast. To find out about more tips on how to maintain a healthy diet to ensure the best for your body - download his tips here.

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