Some people say you need breakfast if you’re on a weight loss plan, some say you don’t. So what is right?
At the end of the day it all comes down to your total calorie intake. If you’re on a 1200 calorie plan you need to make up that amount of calories whether you do or don’t have breakfast. If you have no breakfast your first meal might be at lunch however your 400 calories that would have been for breakfast will still have to come into the day. So if you think about it we want to get energy for the day from our food but for those that don’t take in breakfast a lot of those people have a coffee and rely on caffeine for energy instead.
Whereas the people that have food for breakfast may possibly develop a better lifestyle by having energy naturally through food. As coffee is a fake energy and doesn’t fill you up you will most likely get hungry later on as you haven’t taken in your calories earlier on in the day and with most people the chances are you’re going to snack on whatever is there like chocolate or taytos.
Now overall there’s nothing wrong with eating later in the evening as long as that meal isn’t a snack like chocolate or taytos and that it’s something nutritious like you would have had for breakfast. You just have to be careful what that last meal of the day is if you skip breakfast.
So it’s not that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it’s the way that breakfast sets you up for the day to give you natural energy for your training, your work and it also keeps you focused for the day.
So a quick tip for breakfast if you find you’re always rushing out the door is to prepare something like overnight oats and have it before you run out the door or when you get to work or try something like a smoothie that you can drink in the car on the go.
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