Think about your day for a minute. From the minute you wake up to the second your head hits your pillow at night. Go through your day, everything you did, everywhere you went, all the tasks you checked off your lists, all the people you connected with, and all the goals you accomplished. Now answer this question… Did you skip breakfast?
BlackEOEJournal reports that although 97 percent of Americans agree breakfast is the most important meal of the day, only 44 percent actually eat breakfast every day. So, if breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day, why does nearly 56 percent of Americans skip breakfast? The most common reasons people skip breakfast are that they just weren’t hungry, they didn’t feel like eating, or they were simply too busy to eat. The problem is simple: skipped meals and poor snacking with not nearly enough time in the day leads to sacrificed nutrition, increased health issues, low energy levels and so much more.
According to WebMD, breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day. More importantly, it also gives you the energy you need to check things off your to-do list and helps you focus at work or at school. Many studies have linked eating breakfast to good health, including better memory and concentration, lower levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol, and lower chances of getting diabetes, heart disease, and being overweight.
Breakfast doesn’t have to be a full course, sit down meal. It can be an omelet packed with fresh veggies, overnight oats prepped the night before, oatmeal, or our personal favorite, our Buddy Nutrition Protein Shake that makes a complete meal replacement powered with the vitamins and nutrients YOU need. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice nutrition on busy days. Find your go-to solution when traveling, running out the door and in between meetings, kick skipped meals, poor health, and low energy to the curb. Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day.