My Most Ignored Meal of the Day
A “Speed Up Your Metabolism” article in Women’s Health magazine caught my eye the other day as I was flipping through the current issue. My metabolism could definitely benefit from a little boost so I kept reading.
Of course, the first tip I didn’t do: eat a good breakfast. I’ve read a 100 times how breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But I’m not a morning person. At all. I can barely get myself out of bed, showered and to work on time every day. Adding time in to make a healthy breakfast would require getting up even earlier, which I’m not so sure I could do.
Until I read this fact: according to a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, volunteers who reported regularly skipping breakfast had 4.5 times the risk of obesity as those who took the time to eat. That statistic made it suddenly more appealing to lose some precious sleep time to prepare breakfast.
So I’m going to try to not be so much of a night owl and get to bed earlier so I can get up earlier and get some breakfast time in. (There was also an article in the magazine that stressed the importance of getting eight hours of sleep a night—another thing that I never do.)
Beware, co-workers, I may be extra cranky from sleep deprivation the next few weeks. At least, now, I’ll have an excuse for my crankiness!
“You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance.” – Lee Iacocca