We've always been big fans of the morning meal - especially when it looks like this. But now we have proof that breakfast really is worth waking up for as neuroscientists have discovered that skipping breakfast means your brain is primed to look for unhealthier, higher-calorie foods later in the day.
In an article in the Guardian, Tony Goldstone, of the MRC Clinical Science Centre at Imperial College London, talks about his findings after he scanned the brains of people who skipped meals. He also discovered that people who miss the first meal of the day eat more at lunch time. "Not surprisingly, when they are fasted they are hungry and they rate the high-calorie foods as more appealing than when they are fed," said Goldstone. "For low-calorie foods, the effect is not as marked. When they come out of the scanner, they are given lunch and they eat more when they haven't had breakfast."
I found it wonderful how I was getting these messages coming from all directions :-) Did I get the message? Yes! and this week I reported my weight went down! It hadn't moved lower for 6 weeks it did go up 2-3lbs depending on the day but now it's down to a new low!! I did notice my food choices were different at lunch, all good and healthy. I also made sure I added some green veggies to breakfast and lunch. Dinner is still a challenge but I am eating food all day so it feels okay I make up some protein then when I get home I just have to do something with veggies and heat the protein. Sometimes if I am not very hungry at dinner I just have a bit of protein and that's it. The message for this week is eat your breakfast!! get your metabolism started first thing. "Break The Fast" and things will work better.....that's what I have posted on my fridge to remind me. This is a big thing for me to change I started as a teen not eating breakfast so I have to reprogram to make the positive change for myself.
We don't want to say we told you so but..."
Oh and PS
I am on my days off I ate my breakfast by 9:00 a.m. (see I listened Rosalie :) another big accomplishment for me...I have been a big offender of not eating until 11a.m. or 2 in the afternoon on chore days or days off ....so big YEAH! and it shows ;-)