Breakfast is regarded to be the most important meal of the day since it serves to give glucose to your body, which promotes energy while breaking the overnight fast.
Breakfast is regarded to be the most important meal of the day since it serves to give glucose to your body, which promotes energy while breaking the overnight fast. Nutritionists advise eating breakfast like a king for the same reason. However, in today's world, everyone's sleep is unpredictable, and having a nutritious breakfast is something most people avoid. Not only that, but breakfast times are inconsistent due to sleep concerns. Even Ayurveda advises eating breakfast on time because that is when our body's 'pitta' (fire or metabolism) is at its greatest. Here are some of the most typical breakfast blunders that people make that can harm their metabolism.
1. Small-Sized Breakfast
Eating only fruit or a small bite-sized breakfast can leave you hungry and will have an impact on your mental focus. Not eating enough calories during the day may cause you to snack on unhealthy energy-dense snacks later in the day, leading to weight gain. A healthy substantial breakfast, on the other hand, revs up your metabolism and helps you burn calories throughout the day.
2. Skipping Breakfast
Eating late at night, attempting a new diet, reducing calories, or just not having time to have breakfast. This is the most serious mistake you can make because it not only slows your metabolism but also increases your chances of acquiring health problems such as high blood cholesterol, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. A well-balanced breakfast, on the other hand, can reduce those dangers while also fueling you for the remainder of the day.
3. Speed Eating
Take a seat and eat. We've always heard it, but we prefer to disregard it. We eat quickly and take enormous pieces of our meals since we are always in a hurry. According to several studies, this raises the risk of obesity by causing overeating. Also, according to Ayurveda, sitting and chewing your food properly enhances digestion and nutritional absorption. Take your time and savour each mouthful of your breakfast.
4. Low On Protein
A protein-rich breakfast does more than just nourish your muscles. Protein takes longer to digest in the body, so it keeps you fuller for longer. So make sure your breakfast contains high-quality protein, as well as complex carbohydrates and healthy fats. Protein sources include eggs, smoked salmon, nut butter, yoghurt, and paneer. Avoid eating processed meat (sausages, salamis, seeks, bacon etc.)
5. No Carbs
Another serious error is omitting carbs entirely. You don't have to say no to them; just make an informed decision. Include Complex Carbohydrates that release energy slowly and do not increase your blood glucose levels, giving you energy throughout the day. Steel-cut oats, upma, poha, sandwiches, and cheelas with veggies are other good options. Simple carbs (fruit juices, waffles, pancakes) should be avoided on a daily basis because they can cause a mid-morning energy slump.
Don't be afraid of fats, and include healthy fats in tiny amounts with your proteins and carbs for breakfast. Healthy fats can be added to your diet by adding avocado or a tablespoon of nut butter to your toast, adding nuts and seeds to your cereal or smoothies, and cooking cheelas in desi ghee. Unsaturated fats and Omega-3 fatty acids from almonds and flax seeds are also beneficial to the heart.