Dallas Alternative Nutritional Supplement Source Tim Wallace of Dallas Health Helpers points out the dangers of skipping breakfast.
Today’s lifestyle leaves us in a rush much of the time. There are appointments to make, deadlines to meet and more things on our lists than can humanly be done in a day. One of the fallouts of this hectic pace is the most important meal of the day-breakfast.
As we wake from what is now too few hours of sleep, we are in a rush to get ourselves psyched up for the day and get out the door and to our first task. Often this means a less than healthful selection of food to just get something in our stomachs rather than a wise choice of nutritional sustenance. That is if we even eat anything at all.
There are consequences to missing breakfast. If you think about it, your last meal was several hours ago. If you ate at 7 p.m. last night, breakfast at 7 a.m. is 12 hours away. During this time your body has processed the dinner and is now awaiting breakfast.
Denying your body breakfast causes it to go into a preservation mode. The body will do all it can to preserve what energy it has available so it can last until more food is taken in. One of these preservation methods is to slow the metabolism down. A slower metabolism burns up fewer calories, thus making a less than optimum intake of calories last longer. This chronic slowed metabolism leads to an increase in fat levels of the body composition.
This increase in fat levels is another preservation mode of the body. Because it is not getting enough to sustain normal daily activities, the body adapts by increasing its ability to store energy for later use. This energy is stored in the form of fat.
A good healthy breakfast is important to keep the systems of the body working at their optimal levels. One should include protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats in the breakfast meal. This can be easily done with the proper selection and can be accomplished in a way to fit into that frantic morning routine we often find ourselves doing.
Because supplementation is, in my opinion, mandatory these days, a good breakfast drink is Caffe Latte Life Shake, from the Shaklee Corporation. This meal replacement, which also comes in vanilla, strawberry and chocolate flavors, contains protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats as well as fiber to give you a healthy break to your fast. It is rated as a very low glycemic food. Give it a try for 2 weeks. You will notice a more alert, even keeled energy through out your morning.
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