Break the Fast? Huh? What fast? *smiles* We’ll get there in a second.
You’ve probably heard it over and over again like a broken record, ‘Don’t skip breakfast’, ‘Eat in the morning’, ‘Breakfast keeps you going all day’, bla bla… Yes, sorry to confirm it yet again. It. Is. True. Breakfast is important.
But hey, wait a second. What really is the big deal about breakfast? You won’t die if you skip it, right? And no one gets hurt, right? Right. I’m not writing to ram this down your throat yet again, but to make my case from a logical and scientific point of view.
So think of this: you wake up in the morning to discover your car fuel tank is bleeping ‘Empty’! Would you rather find your way to the nearest filling station or just set out driving without giving a hoot?
Exactly. You wouldn’t. Nobody would. And that is also the same situation with our bodies each morning. Experts have proven that each night when you sleep, your body is practically drained of its ‘fuel’, simply because it has ‘fasted’ all night.
So, this is why you need to ‘break’ the ‘fast’ every morning. By choosing not to break the fast (no matter how light the meal is), you have set yourself up for a long, tiring, irritable and binge-eating day ahead. Breakfast simply helps to kick start your body so as to function optimally all day long. Breakfast also helps to speed up your metabolism, in other words, your digestion will be faster. If you’re looking to maintain your weight, eating in the morning is the way to go. It will help you eat a lot lesser during the day.
Now, breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated. It could be something as simple as juice, croissants, nuts, cookies, chocolate, bananas, apples, cereals, sandwiches, salad or some pizza. And you could opt for more traditional breakfasts like boiled or scrambled eggs with bread, or baked beans, tomatoes, mushroom, sausage and toast bread.
Some light local dishes such as plantain and eggs, ‘akara’ and ‘eko’, puff puff, among others, can also suffice. Be sure to take a lot of water in the morning and in the course of the day. It helps to re-hydrate your body and keep you going.
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