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It’s Not Just What You Eat, But When.
Unfortunately, it’s not just what you eat, but also when you eat it. Whilst many Australians skip breakfast for a variety of reasons, it is actually one of the most important meals of the day. The most obvious benefit is that it gives you the fuel you need to start your day.
You don't expect your car to drive without petrol, but it is surprising how many people expect their bodies to perform in peak condition when they haven't eaten for more than 12 hours! Without a new energy source (i.e. food), your body starts to shut down, and many people report feeling tired, with muscle fatigue, cravings, headaches, lack of concentration and memory, anxiety, nervousness, indecisiveness etc by mid morning.
Snacking between meals is also important. By feeding your body regularly, your metabolism stays in top gear (ensuring you are burning more calories). By having small, regular snacks, you will be less hungry and will have more control over the type and amount of food you eat at your next meal (i.e. you are less likely to binge).
Of course, your snacks need to be chosen carefully. They should be low in carbohydrate, high in protein and fibre (like nuts, a protein bar etc).