TIP FOR THE DAY - Don't Skip Breakfast!
Why is that first meal of the day supposed to be breakfast? If you are still wondering at 11:00 AM, there's a good chance you might already know!
This morning's breakfast....
Be honest, did you eat at least a modest breakfast this morning?
Just one possibility....
Breaking the fast....
We look at some folks who eat hearty meals, but never seem to gain weight, and we wonder how they do it. Typically we might say "She or he has a high metabolic rate." That is even more likely to be our thought, if we know that person doesn't believe in exercise but manages to stay thin without the huffing and puffing.
Why do some people have that "high metabolic rate" and others don't?
The full spectrum of possible reasons are better suited to medical journals, but we know one thing for sure: the daily metabolic rate for most individuals depends on assuring the body that it is not in a "survival mode" due to momentary starvation!
Breakfast originated as the term for our first, and early, meal of the day because we didn't typically get up and raid the food shelves during the night. We fasted for those 6-9 hours of sleep, and we typically arise thirsty and hungry. Given the time to choose, we would usually choose to break our fast, drink and eat.
When we let our mind and daily concerns overcome our subconscious, we may skip that natural impulse to drink and eat, rush off to a cup of sweetened coffee designed to wake us up, and get further focused on things other than breakfast.
Doing so means that we ignore the subconscious, or only pay it lip service by an unhealthy compromise, and may not eat real food for the extended period from supper to lunch...some 17 hours (7 PM to Noon.)
When our day settles into a non-hectic daily pattern, we will be reminded that the body and mind are not performing well, and that we skipped our breakfast, but meanwhile the body's metabolic rate got set to burn as few calories as possible and use up as little liquid as possible.
Breakfasts set a higher metabolic rate, while at the same time giving the body and mind the nutrients and liquid they need to function normally, and carry us through to the next meal.
That is all we need to know to plan on having a good breakfast every day. With a good breakfast we are on our way to a successful day, no matter what we are hoping to accomplish.
Copyright 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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