There are lots of good ideas here. I know that in the hustle and bustle of working (career or school) folks are sometimes willing to skimp on breakfast. This shows why it is a big mistake.
I did have one small quibble with the general statement on healthy fats. I am a giant believer in coconut oil, a saturated fat. Check out my Page – Coconut oil – Why you should include it in your diet. I start every morning with a spoonful of peanut butter dipped in coconut oil. I eat it; I love it; I recommend it.
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I always enjoy traveling to different schools and organizations to discuss Strength & Conditioning, Speed & Agility, and Nutrition. Invariably, when discussing nutrition, we touch upon the importance of breakfast. When I tell the audience that any breakfast is better than no breakfast, I usually get a few sarcastic responses like, “what about donuts?” or some other sweets or junk food. Although I differentiate between a healthy, nutritious breakfast and a less sensible option, the point is this: Eat something — anything — within 30-90 minutes of waking. It will set the tone for the rest of your day. It’s not that the quality of what you eat is unimportant, but the benefits of eating breakfast are indisputable:
- Improves physical and mental health
- Improves behavior and performance
- Kick-starts your metabolism
- Improves your mood
- Boosts your energy level
- Helps to minimize daytime hunger
Like any other meal or snack, the…
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It seems like the study was focused on the reduction of cravings throughout the day. There’s research happening about calorie reduction and fasting, which I am interested in. I tend to think that if you can conquer your cravings (something that fasting can help you achieve) and change the way you look at food, the battle is won.
The recent Nobel prize awarded to the Japanese professor researching Autophagy might spur more interest in a lifestyle that is not always focused on what you put in your body, but how much we put in our body. Of course, there is no money to be made in promoting a lifestyle of less consumption, so there are no dollars pushing it.
I usually need to take a second look when the word “indisputable” is used. Strong claims like that are often said to make money. Not saying they are necessarily untrue, but as Carl Sagan said, “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”