I was just asked by 2 different clients why eating breakfast is important. They both told me that they don’t feel hungry in the morning, and wanted to know if they should eat anyway. This is tough because while I want my clients to begin to tune into their hunger, I also know that eating breakfast is very important as far as preventing overeating later in the day. Metabolism is generally higher in the morning, especially if that is when you exercise, so your body will use this breakfast feul efficiently. If the last meal of the day is at 6 or 7 PM, it should make physiological sense to feel hungry before 10 AM the next morning. I wonder if we feel guilty about overeating the day before and attempt to punish ourselves by skipping breakfast?
If you are someone who doesn’t feel hungry in the morning and generally skips breakfast, it might be interesting to ask yourself why you don’t eat breakfast. Are you really not hungry, or is it that you don’t want to be hungry? You may want to try an experiment and try eating a small breakfast, like a piece of fruit or a yogurt and just see what happens.
Michelle May MD, posted an interesting blog on why it is so important to eat breakfast. Check it out! Am I Hungry.com