WIAW #4: The Breakfast Club

Hey ya’ll! It is that awesome time of the week: What I ate Wednesday. Shout out to Jenn for hosting such an awesome blog link up party online. While everyone else is having epic Wednesdays, I’m sitting around my apartment all day waiting for the energy company to come hook up the gas. Yeah, no fun. Luckily I have my computer, books, and my roommate’s cat to keep me entertained. Let’s get to the good stuff. Today I’m doing a post all about breakfast. Seeing as it is my favorite meal of the day, I thought it was appropriate. However, I’m also going to give you a little nutrition lesson too.

Black Forest Oats Parfait

Breakfast is probably the most important meal of the day because it gives you a healthy start to the day. Most people think that by skipping breakfast, they will be able to lose more weight. However this is actually a myth. Eating breakfast actually increases your metabolism, which in turn helps you lose weight quicker. Also, if you don’t eat breakfast by the time lunch rolls around you are hungrier and therefore more inclined to eat more food than you would have. This leads to more weight gain. Obviously the key point here is to eat breakfast, but there are also many other benefits that can be connected to eating breakfast.

Studies have shown that breakfast has a huge impact on cognitive function. Most studies have been done on school aged children showing that by eating breakfast they perform better on tests and in school. However this information can be used for adults too since our brains need fuel to function properly. Breakfast is also connected to concentration. Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast have an easier time focusing on the task at hand compared to those that do not consume a morning meal.

S’mores Oats

Another reason that breakfast is an important meal of the day is because of energy. By eating breakfast, we are supplying our bodies with nutrients and substance. From this, our body gets energy. When you sleep at night, the body goes through seven to eight hours without eating, so it is important to eat breakfast. Otherwise you will lack the energy needed to get through the day. No one wants bad grades or to get fired, so EAT Breakfast.

Pistachio Pancakes

A healthy breakfast doesn’t have to take long to make or be super fancy. All you need is plenty of fiber and a healthy source of protein. These are things that help you stay satisfied for a long period of time, provide a good amount of energy, and keep your metabolism going. For fiber, one can consume whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. For protein, there can be a variety of sources based on the diet. Obviously you can have meat, but other choices include beans (for vegans and vegetarians), eggs, cottage cheese, greek yogurt, or tofu (I saw a great recipe at Jenn’s for Tofu french toast – definitely going to try it out soon).

The lesson is you need to eat breakfast. I find that breakfast is fun. Don’t worry. I will share all of these recipes pretty soon! I wouldn’t show you pictures without telling you how to make it. I hope everyone has an awesome Wednesday. I’m just hoping that the energy guy comes soon, so I can finish unpacking and doing stuff that I need to do.

What is your favorite breakfast?
Do you ever skip breakfast?

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16 thoughts on “WIAW #4: The Breakfast Club

  1. I never understand those people who skip breakfast every day! It’s always been my favorite meal and I don’t know how I’d live without it. I don’t know why anyone would want to, especially if they can have breakfasts that look as yummy as yours šŸ˜€

    My favorite breakfast definitely changes depending on my mood, but lately I’ve been loving homemade waffles topped with protein frosting!

  2. I love breakfast! I honestly can’t imagine skipping it…I would be gnawing my arm off by lunch time. My roommate doesn’t usually eat breakfast and always winds up eating a ton later on because of it. (I’m working on helping her change that though!)
    All of your meals sound amazing! Especially the s’mores oats and pistachio pancakes. Yum!

  3. My fave breakfast is definitely oatmeal…it’s the only thing I’ve found that keeps me full through to lunch. I had egg whites and half a bagel the other day, thinking I’d switch it up, and I was starving by 10 a.m. Oatmeal just does it for me!

  4. I can’t imagine a morning without breakfast! My day would feel incomplete if I didn’t start my day with pancakes, egg white puffs, or some other delicious concoction. There is so much room for creativity with breakfast; I love reading blogs for new inspiration! Black Forest Oats and S’mores oatmeal? Yes please and thank you! ā¤

  5. There was a sad sad time in my life when I skipped breakfast šŸ˜¦ I thought I didn’t “need” breakfast – luckily those days are farrrrr far gone! šŸ˜€ I always always always have breakfast! It’s my biggest meal šŸ˜€

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