You may have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but have you ever considered what should be included in it? Do you wonder why you feel sluggish after consuming a breakfast high in carbohydrates?
Many people start their day with toast, cereal with milk, or fruit, which are all sources of fast carbohydrates. However, there is a catch.
It is a well-known fact that cortisol, the stress hormone, reaches its highest levels in the morning. Its function is to wake us up and prepare us for the day ahead. What does breakfast have to do with it, you may ask? When you consume carbohydrates in the morning, it causes a rapid increase in insulin levels, which, in turn, reduces cortisol levels. This may seem like good news at first glance.
However, it's not that simple. When cortisol levels are low and insulin levels are high, the body starts to store fat instead of burning it. As a result, even if you spend hours at the gym, losing weight may be challenging.
Furthermore, a rapid spike in insulin levels following carbohydrate consumption can lead to fatigue and lethargy. Who wants to start the day feeling exhausted?
I acknowledge that this may be a new idea for some. However, try experimenting with eliminating carbohydrates from your breakfast for a few days. Instead, consider incorporating protein and healthy fats to keep you feeling energized throughout the day.
Are you willing to try something new for the sake of your health and well-being? Trust me, it's worth a shot.