You may have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It prepares you for everything that lies ahead in the day. A good breakfast speeds up your metabolism, provides you with the right amount of energy, and keeps your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day. But what matters as much as the quality of breakfast is the time when you eat your breakfast.
When exactly is the best time to eat breakfast?
Experts say that you should always have breakfast within two hours of waking up in the morning. So, if you are an early riser, you will have an early breakfast.
The reason is if you have breakfast soon after waking up, then it will speed up your metabolism to the maximum. Why is that important? A fast metabolism rate means your body will effortlessly breakdown food to release energy and utilize that energy to keep you energized all day.
The best time to have breakfast is between 7 AM and 8 AM. Under no circumstances must you delay your breakfast beyond 10 AM. So, don’t be late for breakfast!
What are the benefits of a timely Breakfast?
Eating breakfast anytime in the first two hours after waking up has the following benefits –
- Your blood sugar level will not fluctuate. This means that there will be fewer chances of you developing diabetes.
- Do you get food cravings frequently? Bid goodbye to binging on unhealthy snacks with a timely breakfast that ensures you stay satiated until it’s lunchtime.
- Breakfast at the right time will keep you mentally active, increase your productivity and enhance your attention span.
What about people with Diabetes?
Do you have high blood sugar or diabetes? The rule of an early breakfast applies to you more than everyone else. In fact, health specialists advise diabetic people to have breakfast as soon as they wake up. So, try to eat something healthy within an hour of leaving your bed.
How to time your breakfast if you workout early in the morning?
If you are one of those people who like to exercise right after waking up, this information is for you. Many people work out in the morning and then eat breakfast. This routine may mean that you miss the two-hour breakfast window.
What do you do then? In such cases, your breakfast timing will depend on your body and your needs. You will have to find out whether you workout better after breakfast or with an empty stomach. If you exercise before breakfast, we suggest you eat a small fruit before you start. This way you don’t stay hungry for too long after waking up.
To stay healthy and energized throughout the day, your goal should be to eat a healthy breakfast (wholesome fruits & whole grains) as early as possible.