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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Breakfast for Champions

Breakfast has always been a challenging for me. When I was a child, I never wanted to eat breakfast. I wasn't hungry. All my life I've heard...breakfast is the most important meal.

I'm working on it. Anyhow, yesterday during my nutrition class, I made a note to research adrenal glands. I can't remember what the instructor said about them. However, here's an important piece of information that probably pertains to me:

But I’m not hungry in the morning...

As your mother probably told you, breakfast is important. But maybe you don’t feel hungry in the morning, and if so, it could be for the following reasons:

  • Corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH), which has appetite-dulling effects, begins to enter the bloodstream at a fast rate first thing in the morning.

  • Decreased liver function, which can accompany adrenal dysfunction or a heavy toxic burden, can also dampen morning hunger.

Even if you don’t feel hungry, having a nutritious breakfast within an hour of rising — preferably with protein — will provide energetic benefits to your metabolism and cortisol levels that last throughout the day.


I guess my health coach was right about telling me I need to have my breakfast within one hour of waking. I've been slacking off so this is a goal for this week.

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