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Why is Breakfast so important?

After a good night's rest, your blood sugar, or glucose levels, are very low since you've been asleep without a meal for 6-10 hours. Your body is basically running on empty in the morning.

Eating a big meal at breakfast time will 'break the fast' and replenish those glucose levels. Glucose is your body's source of energy.

Energy for the Brain

Your brain feeds on glucose, but does not store glucose. You'll be more sharp and have better concentration when you've had a big breakfast. If you've got important work to do in the morning, be sure to eat big so your brain isn't running on fumes.

Energy for your Muscles

Glucose also feeds your muscles, so you'll feel less tired and have more energy overall, with a big breakfast.

Having donuts and sugary products will give you a quick spike in glucose, followed by a large drop, and then leave you hungry again to gain more weight. You don't want that.

This is why it's important to eat a nutritious and healthy breakfast that is loaded with 100% whole grains, since they will digest evenly and keep you energetic throughout the day.

Lose Weight with a Big Breakfast

Studies have shown that people who skip breakfast are generally heavier than people who eat a nutritious breakfast.

If you're having trouble eating in the morning, start with something small and work your way up. You can try a piece of toast and peanut butter, and gradually work up to Mr. Healthy's Power Breakfast.

With a hearty breakfast, you will not be as hungry during lunch time, and you can taper down your meals throughout the day so when the evening rolls around, you're barely eating anything - and ready for bed.

It all works out nicely!

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