Mom was Right! Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day!

July 8, 2013

You’ve heard it since you were a kid, and it really is true. Turns out, the right morning meal does a lot of great things for both body and mind, including:

• kick starting your metabolism

• improving concentration and performance

• boosting mood

• curbing hunger so you’re more likely to make healthier food choices throughout the day

• giving you more strength and endurance for your workouts

• contributing to a more nutritionally complete diet


An ideal breakfast is one that supplies both protein and carbohydrates and consists of a variety of foods including fruit, veggies, whole grains, lean protein and low fat dairy products. Here are a variety of easy options for you to try.

• Low fat yogurt with fruit

• Whole grain cereal with fresh fruit and low fat milk

• Hard-boiled egg and a banana

• Smoothie made with frozen fruit and low-fat yogurt

• Whole grain English muffin with low-fat cheese, a scrambled egg and a slice of tomato

• Oatmeal with skim milk, raisins and nuts


Not exactly the breakfast type? Start slowly by eating something small and nutritious in the morning – a piece of fruit, yogurt, a little oatmeal. After a couple weeks, your body’s appetite will reset and you will feel hungry in the morning – which is exactly what you want. So give breakfast a try, and see for yourself if Mom was right after all!


The Author

Karen Bobos, MSed

Karen M. Bobos, MSed, has been in the fitness industry since 1996 and feels her highest accomplishments are those results achieved by her clients through her guidance. She educates clients that there is no trick to being healthy, no magic pills, but rather optimal health is achieved through eating right and moving your body.

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