Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? The answer depends on what you are eating. A healthy breakfast can give you energy and start your day off right with protein, vitamins, and nutrients. Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast are more likely to lose weight than those who do not.
James O. Hill, the director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, told ABC that if breakfast plays a role in weight loss, it is probably because “it helps control hunger later in the day.” That said, Hill is not sold that breakfast benefits everyone’s weight loss, and it may be best to eat the first meal of the day within one hour of waking up.
For people who do eat breakfast or want to start making healthy choices is important. WebMD weighed in on the matter, saying that breakfasts with fruits, vegetables, low- or non-fat dairy, lean protein, and whole grains are the best options. To see how to combine these factors, here are five breakfast ideas to help you get the most out of your first meal of the day.