Is Skipping Breakfast Advisable
Breakfast is a strange meal. Very few of us really want to cram Bacon, Eggs, Sausages and Toast into our mouth first thing in the morning let alone cook it. However, there is good news. Dieticians are in 2 minds about ‘the most important meal of the day’.
Some say we should load up on the calories, while others recommend skipping breakfast and having brunch. For example, having a cereal bar on the way to work, and then at around 11am, having a sandwich.
At 28, I’ve been on a diet for 30 years (you do the maths), and this practice has never failed me. However, everyone has a different way of working some people need to eat in a morning however for the most part a snack for breakfast to simply perk you up alongside your coffee is fine. As is having a full breakfast, however, it is probably more advisable to have a small breakfast, a large lunch or brunch and a smaller dinner.
In this day and age, we spend more time at work than ever, and as such, our eating habits have to change to accommodate it. When we get home, we’re usually too exhausted to do anything other than chill out, thus burning no calories or energy so a smaller meal is going to be more appropriate.
When we’re in work, we burn a lot more calories and thus need something to keep us going. Breakfast, for the most part has burned off by the time we get into work, so is kind of a lost cause. You’re also going to find that having only a small snack for breakfast gets your digestive system going.
When the time does come for you to have your mid day meal, the please do try and make sure it’s not only fulfilling, but that is also as nutritious and as tasty as you can possibly make it. Slow release carbohydrates are one of the best ways to keep energy levels up while also keeping you fuller for longer.
If you’re on medication, such as antibiotics, you should really eat with them however this could simply be a piece of fruit or a small serving of smoked salmon and cream cheese on rye bread, just something to get your stomach going for the day.
If you’re not a big eater in the mornings, you can always get to work a little early and enjoy a simple breakfast and a cuppa in a local cafe, by the time you’re awake, the hunger pangs do begin to set in.
This is not a definitive guide to meals, however, listen to your body, if it’s hungry, eat, when you’re full, stop, and remember, not even your doctor knows your body as well as you do!