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Do you really need to eat breakfast?

Do I really need to eat breakfast? There are multiple schools of thought towards this one question. Some fitness professionals would say yes you do, and some will say no you don’t. Nutritionists even have wavering views on this question. So what’s the right answer?

This whole thought is very tricky because individuals are very different. The truth is, you don’t want to skip many meals to create a thought process of you’re loosing weight. When you skip meals, you slow down your metabolism, especially if you’re putting a lot of work into your workouts.

You also don’t want to eat heavy meals throughout the day, because that will also slow down your metabolism, due to the type of calories you’re putting into your body. Not all calories are equal. Even if something has the same amount of calories, what it does and how it breaks down in the body will be exceedingly different.

My personal opinion is eating to maintain sustainable energy throughout your day is the way to go. It’s hard to tell someone who’s working laboriously for hours within a day, to consume the same amount of calories as someone who’s sedentary. Bear-in-mind, it also depends on what your goal is.

Sustainable calorie intake helps individuals to stay focused, boosts their metabolism and creates positive energy levels throughout the day.

Even if you’re not working out consistently, it’s not wise to skip multiple meals and eat when you’re hungry. Note that hunger is the need for food — and appetite is the desire for food. Try not to eat when you are hungry because you indirectly tell yourself you need to consume more than you really do. If you eat when you have an appetite you tend to consume less and have more sustainable energy.

Personally, I feel as if eating a sustainable breakfast helps you to burn more calories throughout your day rather than not eating anything at all. You never want to have a ravenous approach to your food. It forces bad habits toward eating and it creates a negative output.

Finding what’s the best and balanced way and time for you to eat your meals is key. If your working hours start at 4 p.m. and ends at 12 a.m. — your food balance is definitely more complex compared to an individual who works 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Being aware of your calorie intake and understanding sustainable food intake is imperative for obtaining optimal food health.


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