Studies show that people who eat a large breakfast tend to be better at losing weight than people who don’t. Why? Because eating a big breakfast means you’ll have energy throughout the day and this helps to stabilize your hormone production while at the same time preventing snacking behaviour.
If you want to have more luck on your next diet then, one thing you can do to easily accomplish this is to eat a bigger and more satisfying breakfast. But what if you don’t like breakfast?
Getting Into Your Rhythms
Some people find that when they wake up in the morning, they don’t really feel ready to eat. Often people feel too sick in the mornings to digest food and this leads to them skipping breakfast entirely.
So what’s going on? Well for starters, when you’ve been sleeping you will have a very empty stomach and very low blood sugar. In essence, you have been fasting through the night – and this is actually where the name break-fast comes from. For many people, eating early in the morning thus is a bit of a shock to the system and can make them quite ill.
One solution then is to try and avoid having such low blood sugar in the morning. How do you do this? Simply by consuming a teaspoon of honey before bed. Honey is good for you for lots of reasons but in this case the combination of sucrose and fructose means you get a slow energy release during the night. You may find that you wake up feeling a little less shaky and starved and that this in turn lends itself better to you eating a good, full breakfast.
Waking up a little earlier and giving yourself a little while before you eat can also help. Either way, once you get into the rhythm, your biological clock will change and you should find you naturally feel hungrier at the right times.
Eating the Right Thing
Another tip is to make sure you eat the right things for breakfast. Specifically, eating something like oats will give you complex sugars that gradually release throughout the day and that in turn will sustain you for a long time. On the other hand, if you eat pancakes then you’ll have a sugar high followed by a crash and that’s what can lead to snacking!