Saturday, January 5, 2008

The Most Important Meal

Have you ever wondered where the name “Breakfast” came from? I have not formally researched this, but the explanation provided to me seems plausible and rational based on why it remains the most important meal of the day.

Breakfast is simply made up of two words, “Break” the “Fast”. As an example, when our last meal of the day is 6:00 pm in the evening, and we wake up at 6:00 am, that first meal breaks the fast we have gone through of some 12-hours.

Our bodies though in a state of rest has not eaten or had something to drink for half the day. It is imperative to performing well within the next few hours that we have something to eat and drink.

A good meal can start with a bowl of cereal. Cereals are simple to make and sit well with the stomach; they make perfect meals if you are running late. I personally prefer a meal with a little more substance after my morning workout. This is a double dose, no eating for 12-hours and then a light workout, my body needs food and water.

As a last suggestion, if you eat light in the morning, try to take a piece of fruit or a shake with you to work for that mid-morning snack. Your body needs the right amount of fuel in the right quantities throughout the day in order to ensure maximum performance.

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