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Why Busy Moms Burn More Fat When Eating Breakfast

Mar 1, 2008
Breakfast is one of the most overlooked solutions to moms wanting to burn more fat.

Why Breakfast?

Most moms are so busy they overlook breakfast. It is one of the easiest meals to skip, but one of the most important meals of the day. Moms that do eat breakfast usually do not eat it until an hour or two after they get up. By the time mom gets the kids off to school and the husband off to work, is it really worth eating breakfast?

Busy moms guess what? No matter when you eat breakfast you are eating the most important meal of the day. Eating breakfast helps your body to lose fat. Let us see why.

When you skip breakfast, you send a message to your brain that you are starving. You have already been 6-8 hours without food and your body goes into starvation mode. It does not know that the cabinets and refrigerator are full of food. This causes your metabolism to slow down to help you survive the starvation that your body thinks it is going through. Now your body is starting the day off in starvation mode. Do you really want to start the day this way? Without breakfast you will go another 4 hours to lunchtime on top of the 6-8 hours that you were asleep, so now your body has gone a total of 10-12 hours without food. Then, when lunchtime finally arrives there you are STARVING. No matter how much willpower you have, you will not be able to overcome the desire to eat everything you see. Even though you want to eat a well-balanced nutritious meal you cannot help but to eat the extra cookies or junk food. You just cannot help yourself. You have to eat everything in sight to stop the hunger pangs.

You have skipped breakfast, eaten everything that you can for lunch, so now you eat dinner later than usual. You have the BIG dinner since you have waited so late to eat. You have slowed your metabolism by missing breakfast. Eaten the big dinner when your metabolism has naturally slowed later in the evening and put your body into full fat storage mode.

Studies show that people who skip breakfast and eat fewer times during the day tend to be heavier than people who eat breakfast and four or five small meals each day. Skipping meals will cause you to eat later and to eat unhealthier meals.

Eating within an hour of waking will give you the best benefits and the most energy from your breakfast. The more energy you have, the more calories you will burn during the day by having the energy to be more active. A good healthy breakfast will give you the energy to take care of the kids, house and family all day.

If you are a busy mom make the best choices possible when choosing the type of foods you eat, especially cereals. Look at the labels and pick the one with the most fiber, lowest sodium and lowest sugar. Diet or reduced fat does not mean low sugar or a healthier choice.

Choose Breakfast Foods with:
- 5 grams of Fiber or more
- Less than 8 grams of Sugar
- Make sure Sugar is not in the first 4 or 5 ingredients (the closer the ingredient is to the top of the list the more of the ingredient in the package)

Make sure to eat breakfast and read the labels to pick the best choice you can. I ran across some great information on how to boost your metabolism.
About the Author
Tony Edwards is a Weight Management and Healthy Life Style coach. To find out more how you can become a Yummy Mummy go here Yummy Mummy

Find out more how Holly Rigsby, CPT, MAT has worked with over 300 Mom's to help them lose the stubborn baby fat, get their pre-baby body back and reclaim their yummy-ness. Don't miss her Free Report: Top 5 Busy Mom Metabolism Boosters.
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