Sunday Express

Yes, breakfast is important

 

By Mojabeng Dorcas Senekal

JUST like any other machine, your body needs refuelling in order for it to produce the energy you need. So your breakfast most definitely has to be the right fuel for your body after not feeding it for the 8 hours you spent sleeping. When you wake up, the blood sugar that is required by the body to make your muscles and brain work at best is low, so you need your breakfast to replenish it. This is the meal that kick- starts your metabolism; the process by which the body converts the fuel in food to energy, in turn helping you burn calories throughout the day. So if you deny yourself this fuel, you are most likely to have low to zero energy and then end up over-eating later; now that we do not want. We do not want to fall back to those bad eating habits now do we?

Your regular breakfast should always contain protein to make you alert, carbohydrates that deliver high fibre to help you feel full for long; spike that sugar level, give you energy and make digestion easy. Lastly, a little healthy fat to reduce joint pains and boost the immune system. Remember, you don’t need to eat a big meal for breakfast, no donuts or pastry allowed. Try breakfast smoothies made from low-fat yoghurt, fruit, and a teaspoon of bran or a whole- grain cereal, low-fat milk and fruit, if you are always in a hurry in the morning then protein shakes are the way to go. Breakfast also helps keep your weight in check. Should you not have breakfast, you are likely to consume more calories throughout the day and that is one of the routes to overweight world. In this journey, being true to yourself is your most powerful tool.

 

Sunday Express

Sunday Express

Sunday Express is Lesotho's only Sunday newspaper. News: editor@sundayexpress.co.ls | Advertising: marketing@lestimes.co.ls Telephone: +266 2231 5356

Lesotho on Instagram

  • Yes it does snow in Africa! dv8overland overland overlanding overlandkitted
    17 mins ago
  • MYOG tent 1600g Lesotho Drakensberg bikepacking hiking MYOG
    39 mins ago
  • LesothoKatse Dam wall Fly fishing for legends that lurk beneath
    1 hour ago
  • Another pic taken in Lesotho at the bottom of MafikaLisiu
    2 hours ago
  • Lesotho valley lesotho flyfishing fishing river liveit free wellbeing troutfishing
    1 hour ago
  • The Blanket People of Lesotho The Basotho Blanket is traditionally
    1 hour ago
  • Everywhere we travelled in Lesotho we noticed that people mostly
    1 hour ago
  •  Saves time  Reliable Dial 100 to register for
    2 hours ago
  • Doing all the tourist things
    54 mins ago
  • See ya soon big mountains   In just over
    10 mins ago

Follow our Social Networks