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Reasons Why Breakfast is Important and Breaking the Fast

You may have been following my previous posts about making better choices and just eating breakfast in general:

Tips for Getting Your Family to Eat Breakfast #Wholesome

Bringing Breakfast Back #Wholesome

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day do you really know why?

* Eating a healthy breakfast is important to breaking the fast. During the night, your metabolism has slowed considerably and eating jumpstarts your metabolism to get things moving inside your body again.

* Breakfast provides you with nutrients and energy critical to concentration or just normal, every day functioning. People who skip breakfast are unlikely to make up their daily requirement for some vitamins and minerals that a simple breakfast would have provided.

* Helps you maintain a healthy body weight.

* Research shows that regular breakfast eaters tend to be leaner and dieters are more successful at losing weight—and keeping it off—when they eat breakfast. What’s more, people who typically eat breakfast also get more fiber, calcium, vitamins A and C, riboflavin, zinc and iron—and less fat and dietary cholesterol. Perhaps it’s because they often eat cereal, which is fortified with vitamins and minerals, and fruit, which is naturally nutrient-rich. Source: Eatingwell.com

* If you skip breakfast, hunger can set in long before it's time for lunch and because it's not convenient to eat properly, many people who have not eaten breakfast snack on foods that are high in fat and sugar.

* As you attempt to go through the morning without breakfast, you may suffer various symptoms such as headache, shakiness, weakness and lack of concentration. This is due to the fact that after a long night sleep, your blood sugar levels could be dangerously low. Any kind of strenuous physical activities could be affected. Source: TheFoodChart.com

I am partnering with McDonald’s on their Wholesome Choices Blogger Program! Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing my own tips and ideas for making more wholesome choices in your every day life.

Check out McDonald’s Atlanta on Twitter @McDonaldsATL and visit their website for real-time promos, meal ideas and how to make the most of your McDonald’s experience.

McDonald’s partnered with bloggers such as me to participate in its “Wholesome Choices” Blogger Program.  As part of that program, I received compensation.  They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products used, and believe that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. McDonald’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

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  1. Eileen

    Thanks for the great reminder, Stacie:) For years on a the diet rollercoaster I always thought you should push to hunger and only eat when you truly had to. I know now how SO messed up your metabolism gets when you do this. I now suffer from Hypoglycemia from a stressed out pancreas and is even harder now to keep weight off because the metabolism doesnt reset easily. I will look more into your McD’s breakfast campaign, but am already on board. My favorite snack even ahead of most treats is the Parfait but dont use the topping. Ironically though, the cones and “topless” Sundaes…plain ice cream is very good for you at McD’s. Low fat and not high in calories. So even though this is about breakfast, the snacks you choose are as important as the meals…and thank goodness McD’s has good choices now. We are on the move a lot on weekends and such bad procrastinators, we end up in the drive thru way too much. The price is so awesome on the parfaits though and so happy our kids have more healthy choices there now. Thanks!

  2. I’m not a McDonalds eater; personal reasons, BUT I actually don’t mind their breakfast. The Egg mcMuffin is one of the lowest fat choices in the fast food market. Breakfast is something I do make a point of eating each day, lunch I often skip though LOL

  3. Ger

    I use to never eat breakfast, but learned as I got older what a difference breakfast makes. I eat breakfast everyday now. And I love Mcdonalds oatmeal!

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