You might think that the recommendation not to skip breakfast is just plain good advice. After all, you need enough fuel to make it through the morning, right?
But research has found even more reasons for making room for the “most important meal of the day.”
Probably the most appealing benefit is that breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism and, thus, helps you burn more calories throughout the day.
When you eat breakfast, you’re telling your body that there are plenty of calories to be had for the day. When you skip breakfast the message your body gets is that it needs to conserve rather than burn any incoming calories.
While breakfast on repeat may sound boring, filling your tummy with the same thing each morning can actually make you a better person.
We’ve found some surprising bits of information on how a daily bowl of oats can be your first step on the ladder of success. Read on to know.
- You’ll have more free time
How many minutes (or maybe even hours) does it take you to decide on what to eat for breakfast? While it may seem like part of your day-to-day routine, deciding on something can actually take a lot more of your time than you might realize. When you eat the same breakfast on a daily basis, it will come to you instantly — just like putting on a uniform. You won’t waste time wondering or deciding — plus, you’ll probably be able to prepare it on time.
- You allow your brain to think of more important things
Not having to think of what to wear for the day or what to eat for breakfast allows your mind to concentrate on the more important things and the list of things that need to get accomplished during the day.
- Your body never misses its first dose of nutrients
If your go-to breakfast is a bowl of hearty oatmeal, a simple omelet, or a cup of fresh fruit, you’re energizing your body with the good stuff. These examples of nutrient-packed breakfasts are a great way to start the morning and they can help you power through a long day, which can’t always be said about a morning cup of Joe or a bowl of sugary cereal.
- You might be able to shed a few pounds
Research has revealed that eating the same food each day can actually help you lose weight. When you have the same thing every meal, you have more control over what you’re putting into your body, so you avoid spikes in sugars and fats, which can ultimately bring down your calorie intake and body weight.
- Your food expenses will be lighter
If breakfast is oatmeal, all you need to spend money on is oats, milk, and a bit of sweetener. Knowing what you’ll eat each day of the week allows you to make a more exact grocery list, which, according to experts, is the key to staying on budget at the grocery store. You’ll not only be able to control your expenses but you’ll notice that without so many options in your pantry, you’ll have more cash in your wallet.
- You train yourself to get into a routine
Doing something on a daily basis eventually forms into a habit. Good habits are what’s needed to thrive in this world and become successful. Something as simple as a daily plate of eggs can do wonders at conditioning your body and brain to adapt to other good habits.