A Fresh Beginning Every Single Day.
Whether it’s a bowl of organic oatmeal and berries or an elaborate platter of eggs and fruit plus juice and toast, your breakfast is how you start a new day.
After a night’s slumber and fasting, your first meal provides sustenance for what’s to come. It’s how you energize your body and your mind in the morning, and it’s the fuel you need for living a powerful life.
Breakfast is more than food: it’s your day.
In short, breakfast is much more than a meal: it’s your daily fresh beginning, and for many people it sets the tone for everything that follows. Without this fresh beginning, as the day unfolds, they feel unprepared and will not possess the stamina to meet the challenges and demands of the day.
You may think of breakfast as merely part of your morning routine, much like brushing your teeth, but throughout much of history, it’s always been about much more than that.
You’re not just eating your honey oat crunch. You’re “breaking the fast.”
Breakfast, for some, has always been a special meal. There are hints of that in the name itself. “Breakfast” is, of course, two words put together: “break” + “fast”. With your first meal of the day, you are literally breaking a fast.
While you sleep, your body is essentially fasting. Think about it: it’s the longest stretch of fasting you do every day. By eating breakfast, you’re interrupting that fasting process.
Breaking the fast started in the 1400s.
If the idea of breaking your fast sounds vaguely ceremonial to you, you’re right. Our word “breakfast” comes from England, where starting around the mid-15th century, this was the term used to describe your first meal.
That era was heavily influenced by religious symbolism, and breakfast came to signify gluttony.
That’s because, before that period, people in that part of the world really didn’t eat breakfast at all. It had long been thought of as a meal for the sick, the elderly, or for those who needed it because they worked the fields and needed the energy.
It’s a tradition most of us like to keep.
Not everyone enjoys taking time out for breakfast, preferring to catch a few extra winks or scanning their social media, but breakfast is considered to be an important part of the day.
In fact, a survey of women from Galaxy research found that women who skip breakfast may experience lower energy levels and increase calorie intake. If you wish to increase focus, memory, processing and attention (who doesn’t) then don’t skip out on breakfast! Breakfast is a healthy way to start the morning on a positive note, providing mental as well as physical sustenance.
It’s true what they say: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After all, what’s more important than a fresh beginning every day?