Remember the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?” To some, it just doesn’t make sense. Humans are, after all, hunter-gathers by trade and our bodies are designed to deal with scarcity. We can get up and function right away without eating. So why should skipping breakfast matter?
Eating shortly after waking up, kick starts your body’s metabolism, and gets it running for the day. If you don’t eat in the morning, your body’s metabolism actually slows down, in an attempt to save calories, stored in the body for vital tasks. This worked really well for hunter-gather man but doesn’t work so well for today’s drive-to-the-office-sit-in-a-chair man or woman. Continue reading