Sunday, January 10, 2010
I'm not a person who likes breakfast. I don't really care for most "breakfast foods" either. Like everyone else, I've read and listened to much advice from everywhere that says we SHOULD definitely eat breakfast.
Still, it always seemed to me to be rather silly to make myself eat when I'm not hungry as there are very few times in my day when I DON"T want food, lol.
Recently, I found some information that makes the case for breakfast so much more than anything I've heard before. I'm convinced.
This is a link to a short video from Dr. Oz, who consistently makes more sense than all the other "celebrity" health gurus I've heard. In it he talks about the GHRELIN HORMONE, how and when it is produced in our body and what it does in reference to hunger and certain fat storage, especially BELLY FAT.
This link is a more detailed scientific article on the same subject. These two links give you a pretty good idea of what your body does when it wakes up in the morning and how it affects your health and weight.
My breakfast of choice is Yoplait Lite Yogurt with 2 tablespoons of cold-milled ground flaxseed. I now know it's important for my body to do it's work during the day.
I hope this re-enforces your habit of eating breakfast, if you have one, or motivates you to eat breakfast from now on, if you haven't been.
Our body is so intricate and works so hard to function they way it is meant to. It asks very little from us, really, considering all it does for us, even through decades of neglect. The least we can do is help it out as much as we can. The reward is pretty awesome.