ENERGIZE YOURSELF BY EATING BREAKFAST
Before going to work, before going to school or before starting a day of gentle idleness, we can never say it enough, lunch is the number one meal of the day. After a hearty breakfast, the hunger of young and old will be appeased until dinner or almost!
WHY IS BREAKFAST SO IMPORTANT? FIRST OF ALL, BECAUSE IT TASTES GOOD!
There is now an incredible variety of foods that can bring variety and color to our breakfast. This is a good thing, because « breaking the fast » means providing the body with the food it needs to function optimally from morning to night. As a bonus, studies tell us that eating breakfast provides us with more dietary fiber, vitamins such as folic acid, and minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium. These nutrients are found in abundance in cereals, oatmeal and toast made from whole grains accompanied by yogurt, milk or soy beverage and fruit.
TO EAT BREAKFAST OR NOT TO EAT BREAKFAST BEFORE GOING TO THE GYM IN THE MORNING?
Depending on the physical activity you will be doing and the intensity with which you will be moving, it will be essential to eat or drink a little or a lot before you go. This allows you to:
-avoid getting hungry on the trails
-provide water and carbohydrates (energy) to your muscles
-Take full advantage of the outdoor activity
-Recover more naturally after exercise
1 yogurt and half a banana before hiking or swimming followed by the rest of the lunch within 30 minutes after the end of the physical activity.
OPTIMIZE MUSCLE GROWTH AND REPAIR
Eating smaller portions of meat, poultry or fish at dinner and more protein-rich foods at breakfast (egg, cheese, nut butter, cretonnade) may optimize muscle growth and repair. It would also help balance nutrients throughout the day.
EATING A COMPLETE BREAKFAST IN THE MORNING COULD PROTECT AGAINST WEIGHT GAIN.
For those who dare not eat a large breakfast, rest assured, studies tend to prove the contrary! Eating a full breakfast would protect against weight gain by helping to reduce snacking. Sitting down at the table for breakfast is a habit to develop as a family. This good habit could even have positive repercussions by encouraging communication with teenagers. In addition, healthy weight into adulthood could be promoted. Researchers asked more than 4,000 adults who lost an average of 30 kg (65 pounds), and who maintained this new weight for more than 5 years, what their secret was. And a balanced breakfast every morning was part of the habits adopted by all participants
On that note, enjoy your breakfast!