How Breakfast Impacts your Weight Loss Goals

Since childhood, we are always reminded that “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”. It has been popular in the household rule to not skip breakfast”.

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But most of us took breakfast for granted for a lot of reasons. It may be because of our hectic schedules and appointments for the day, office workers and students rushing to go to their respective institutions to attend to their daily responsibilities. A lot of athletes and religious exerciser woke up too early to start their workout training and skip breakfast because they feel it’s too early to munch on something. Either it may be because they don’t want something heavy on their stomach, slowing and ruining their training pace, or they simply don’t have the appetite yet.

A lot of fast metabolism dieters are anxious about following the rule of “eating breakfast within 30 minutes of waking.” Why do we insist on letting you eat breakfast? It’s because breakfast serves as your lifeline for the day. The moment you wake up you are requiring your body to think and work as you do your routine. And doing your routine with an empty stomach just won’t do. Your body then will send emergency hormones telling your body to start stocking the fats because it doesn’t know when it will receive food again. It contradicts to our principle of losing the fat and keeping the muscle!

How should I fit eating breakfast to my schedule, then?

If you are an early riser,  you need to rearrange your meal map to suit your needs. Let’s say you wake up at 4:00am, you can have your snack first, just to have something in your stomach. I’d say go for eating fresh fruit first. You can have your phase-specific fruit first thing in the morning.

If you’re having a meal and snacks at 2-4 hours interval, you may need to have an extra snack with you. That is to sustain your body before you take a heavy meal. You can have a fruit the moment you wake up, let’s say, at 4 am, then you can have your oatmeal at 5am. Then at 7 am you will have your breakfast. You can repeat this routine during Phase 3.

Your meal map guide then will be:

Fruit – Breakfast – Snack – Lunch – Snack – Dinner

Phase 2

Phase 2 meal map will be a little different since this phase doesn’t have any fruits listed on, except for lemon and lime. So instead of eating fruits first thing in the morning, we have to replace it by eating protein, breakfast will then follow afterwards.

Your meal map guide then will be:

Protein – Breakfast – Snack – Lunch – Snack – Dinner

Tips:

  • Aside from eating fruit or protein, it is also recommended you include veggies in the meal map. Actually, you can eat veggies anytime, anywhere! Regardless if it’s between meal or hour interval. Veggies are packed with nutrients and vitamins that is needed in your body, so I recommend eating lots of it!
  • When you plan on working out or having an exercise, do not, in any circumstances, start exercising without eating something. Have a fruit or snack first.

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