When you’re rushin’ to make the bus every morning, a little
thing like breakfast just doesn’t seem super-important. But it’s good for way
more than just silencing your stomach through your first few classes. Here are five
reasons we heart the first meal of the day:
Say No to Fat
When you eat breakfast, it gets your metabolism going and
helps you avoid becoming obese. It also gives you some energy so that you’re
not starving later, which means you’ll eat less throughout the day. Typically,
people who eat breakfast are able to follow healthier eating habits by having
lots of small meals, instead of a couple huge ones. And it’s just better in
general to eat earlier in the day when you still have time to burn off those
Rise and Shine
Having that energy boost from breakfast will help you wake
up fully in the morning. And that can be super-helpful when you get stuck with
math class first period. Since ya can’t bring your pillow to school, it’s
probably best to have some food and wake up the right way.
A+, Comin’ Right Up!
Eating breakfast actually helps you perform better in
school, so if you’re shootin’ for straight A’s this semester, cereal is your
ticket. Gals who eat breakfast before school can remember things better,
concentrate more, and solve problems faster. Make sure you ace all your tests,
and grab some oatmeal on your way out the door!
Wait, making and eating breakfast takes time, doesn’t it?
Yes, it does, but you’ll get that time investment back once you get to school
and aren’t wandering around in a daze for the first few hours. Wouldn’t you
rather chat with your besties in homeroom instead of fumbling with your locker
combination and dropping all your textbooks in the hall? Make sure you’re ready
to go by chowin’ down first thing in the morning, and leave the klutziness at
If you eat something that you like when you wake up, chances
are you won’t be so grumpy in the morning. And if your stomach isn’t growling
and hurting, that’s always nice, too. You can even feel positive about the fact
that you’re keeping your diet healthier overall and that you could lose some
weight with this new breakfast thing.
some of your fave breakfast foods?
BY CARRIE RUPPERT ON 8/22/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN eating, healthy eating 101, breakfast, back to school