Eating breakfast may reduce your hunger later in the day. When you skip breakfast you may feel fine for most of the morning, but all of a sudden you may feel ravenous and be tempted to reach for a quick fix such as candy in the vending machine around the corner or the doughnuts your co-workers left in the break room. Skipping breakfast can also increase your body’s insulin response, which in turn increases fat storage and weight gan. In fact, skipping breakfast actually increases your risk of obesity.
People who eat breakfast tend to make healthier choices throughout the whole day. When you eat breakfast, you tend to eat a healthier overall diet, one that is nutritious and low in fat.
Your energy levels are higher when you eat breakfast, which will help you be more physically active during the day. Being more physically active throughout the day helps enable you to burn more calories each day! Burning more calories a day helps you to create the caloric deficit you need to help you achieve your weight loss goals!
Here are 10 health snacks to have at work to help you in the right direction.
Fruit: apples, bananas, oranges, grapes…anything goes!
Veggies: carrot sticks, celery, edamame…the sky’s the limit!
Larabars, Kashi TLC granola bars, Luna Bars, Nutrigrain bars
Single servings of nuts or trailmix: Buy in bulk & package at home.
Preportioned cheese: String cheese, Laughing Cow wedges
Crunch: Kashi TLC crackers, Soy Crisps
Peanut butter: Smear it on apples or crackers.
For the ‘fridge: yogurt, cottage cheese
Popcorn: Bring air-popped corn from home.
Cereal: Go for lower-sugar options or oatmeal.