The truth about breakfast is: It’s the most important meal of the day for most people. If you’re someone who has breakfast almost every day, get into the habit of eating something every morning. If you’re someone who doesn’t need to eat first thing in the morning, that’s fine too. What’s important is that you stick to a routine; otherwise your body will enter what we call starvation mode. It thinks: I got breakfast yesterday, but not today. When is my next meal going to be? I can’t be sure, so I should conserve energy.
We highly recommend starting the day with a well-rounded breakfast containing healthy carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, because this is the ideal time to kickstart your metabolism. A nutritious meal in the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day and prevents that mid-morning slump - avoiding donuts, pastries or sugary cereals. For healthy breakfast recipes, check out some of the meals prepared by our 8fit nutritionists, then head into your 8fit recipe book for more.