The snooze button should be worn down a little by now after you’ve smacked it so many times. You’ll wait until the very last moment until you have to get out of bed until you’re in a mad scramble. You’re practically already running late (God, if only I could wake up just one hour earlier), so who the heck has time for breakfast? I mean, coffee is a must, right? Smack those veins and inject me with some java baby, but breakfast can wait. It won’t be until mid morning when you’re so hungry you could eat your boss’ arm off that you maybe grab yourself a bagel and your second cup of coffee for the day.
You are a breakfast skipper and while you know it’s bad for you, here are some facts you need to know.
Skipping breakfast & obesity
So we’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but did you know it could lead to obesity? In fact Sumo wrestlers actually skip breakfast to gain weight. You see as we sleep all night, we fast for those hours and breakfast is when you break-the-fast. Get it? By not breaking the fast, you increase your chances of developing insulin resistance meaning your body will never know when you’ve had enough sugar, carbs, etc. Plus skipping breakfast creates a great deal of stress on the body and the higher our cortisol levels, the higher chances we have to develop that unsightly muffin top.
But if you’re someone who just can’t handle porridge or eggs in the morning because the thought makes you feel nauseous, here’s an option that I use as my morning fuel:
Almond Butter Banana Green Smoothie
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop Vega One vanilla
Spinach to stuff blender
½ organic banana
1 tbsp almond butter
8 drops vitamin D
Pinch sea salt
Optional toppings: hemp seeds, bee pollen, sliced bananas
Blend together and enjoy.
This is just one of my smoothies from my Sexy Smoothies book that’s free, so get your copy now.
Skipping breakfast & increased risk of heart attacks
Sounds extreme, right? Well according to a new study from Harvard University, it’s true. They looked at the health records of nearly 27,000 men, all healthcare professionals 45-82 years old when the study began. The team looked for correlations in lifestyle choices – e.g., skipping breakfast – and health outcomes over a period of about 16 years. What they found was that men who skipped breakfast were 27% more likely to experience heart attack or die of coronary heart disease. And ladies, we aren’t exempt from this either because skipping breakfast increases diastolic and systolic blood pressure in all of us. But hey, if you’re eating breakfast and your man isn’t, give him a nudge and give him a smoothie.
Skipping breakfast makes you forgetful
This is a huge drawback for me as an entrepreneur because I need to stay on top of my game. So being forgetful isn’t an option, so if your days are busy like mine, chances are you need to be “on” as well. And if you have children? Listen up: A small 2005 study published in the journal Psychology and Behavior, found that elementary school kids who ate a breakfast of oatmeal had better short-term memory than students who did not eat breakfast. A smoothie is an excellent choice because you can sneak in a whole whack of nutrients that they’d never eat otherwise.
Right now we’re practically at the end of January and many of you might have fallen off your resolution bandwagon. So in the meantime if you’ve reverted back to old ways and skipping breakfast, then make one change to at least have a smoothie in the morning.
In fact, I’ll be featuring some smoothie recipes and some more delicious recipes of mine in my Self-Care Toolkit that will be part of my Hot Business Launchpad online program. The program has been designed to help you ditch the 9-5pm job and build your freedom based on everything I’ve learned from past marketing experience and as a successful entrepreneur. Plus the Self-Care Toolkit will provide you with how I stay nourished so I can stay focused and energized to meet the daily demands as an entrepreneur.