The Big Debate

Healthy breakfast

As I sat down this morning at the dining room table, a thought that I had been juggling in my mind settled into a tiny crevice in my brain. Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? If so,why? So I set out to find out the answers. What I found out is, most scientist and doctors agree that it is the most important meal for numerous reasons. There has also risen a following that debates that this train of thought is correct. Confused? So was I. I did however come to the conclusion that the benefits outweigh the disadvantages if you can call them that. The goals I’ve set forth for myself… to lose 100 lbs., to become a better cyclist, to do my first ride(like charity), to ride 20 miles, 50 miles, then 100, to 100+ miles. I have to make changes in my daily choices. Number 1: Diet If I don’t fuel properly then my body can’t perform. If I can’t perform all the other goals are out the window. I must make better choices. So as part of this blog, I will challenge myself to learn, implement, and eat the proper foods to fuel my body and my success. I will share with you the insights I find, along with how I implement them into my daily routine. I’ll do this through research findings (articles, other blogs, or posts, etc.) I will document for all to see my weekly food intake. Finally, you can watch the results. I will post updates as to how my journey to these goals are transpiring. So on that note, I will create a new category called Nutrition. Here are a few articles I fished from the web today on the subject of Breakfast. Enjoy and please send feedback, thoughts, experiences, that could help myself and others.

BREAKFAST :

For Breakfast-

https://www.rush.edu/health-wellness/discover-health/why-you-should-eat-breakfast

http://www.livescience.com/39598-reasons-never-skip-breakfast.html

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130805131011.htm

Not convinced-

http://www.gnolls.org/2131/the-breakfast-myth-part-1/

http://www.gnolls.org/2181/the-breakfast-myth-part-2-the-art-and-science-of-not-eating-breakfast/

http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2013/07/skipping-breakfast-may-be-healthy-way-shed-weight

Thank you and again I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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3 thoughts on “The Big Debate

  1. In one way weight loss is so simple; just use up more energy than you take in. But I also think that losing weight is a very individualized thing, you have to do it in a way that works for you.

    Personally, I couldn’t get any weight off until I started living a very active lifestyle. I haven’t actually been trying to lose weight or restricting my diet at all but the pounds have been coming off steadily anyway. I am still not skinny by any stretch of the imagination but I have lost a significant amount of weight.

    You are on the right track, best wishes and lots of hugs!

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  2. take it from me, breakfast before an morning ride is a MUST, and it needs staying power. (a piece of toast or a bowl a cereal not so much) When you start longer rides (for me 50+) snacks during the ride are called for.

    Its hard to enjoy the ride when the stomach is complaining!

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  3. Good luck! Ride on and remember this: Proper fueling is more about what and when than how much. The more you can ride on less, the more you lose, which is winning. Uh, yeah.

    Has far as the most important meal? Meh. I like dinner, but that’s just me.

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