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A King’s Breakfast

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

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You may have heard the old adage, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” But have you ever stopped to think about what that really means? The word “breakfast,” or “break your fast” (from the night before) provides your body with energy and fuel for the coming day. Skipping breakfast, skimping on calories, or opting for a quick cup of coffee may be a part of your morning routine. However, if you really want to be healthy, rev up your metabolism, and have more energy throughout the day: Eat breakfast like a king.

Studies have shown that eating in the morning, or breaking your fast, increases your metabolic rate. In layman’s terms: it helps you burn more calories throughout the day. If you skip breakfast, or skimp on breakfast, your body holds onto the nutrients from the day before, instead of burning those calories and giving you energy. Besides burning more calories (and losing more weight), big breakfast eaters also have significantly lower levels of insulin, glucose, and fat in their blood, all of which may lead to less risk of heart disease and diabetes. (more…)