You have probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But do you know why? Researches show that people who start their day with a morning meal tend to weigh less than those who skip breakfast, are less likely to snack throughout the day, and perform better at mental activities.
Physiologically speaking, as we sleep, we use energy stores to keep our organs running. This means that even though our metabolic rate slows down, our body still needs some energy to maintain heart and lungs functioning. In addition, tissue repair and growth happens while we snooze and those processes require energy and nutrients.
Thus, in the morning we are mildly depleted since we have been fasting (at least I hope you are not eating during your sleep) for eight hours or more depending on the time of your last meal. Therefore as we get ready to start the day, our body desperately needs fuel and nutrients.
Here are some healthy and balanced options under 300 calories, that will fill you up and won’t break your “dietary budget.”
Carla Torres is an AIF Master Trainer based in Rhodes, NSW. Her mission is to promote exercise, proper nutrition and healthy habits as a way to empower individuals to make decisions leading to better quality of life.