BREAKFAST: MAKE IT A HABIT!
EDMOND C. BENGCO
Most of us tend not to eat breakfast regularly because of various reasons- “I don’t have time to cook”, “I don’t even know how to cook”, “I’m not in the state of mind to eat”, “and “Im on a diet”. Though this meal is considered as the most important meal in a day that a person should take, there is still number of people and even students who are in a hurry skip their breakfast. Here are some of the good reasons why we need to make breakfast as a habi t :
1. Maintain and achieve healthy weight/body. Skipping breakfast will lead to eating snacks which are less nutritious and has more calories. This could affect your weight because your body will start storing calories and fats from the unhealthy choice of f o o d s.
2. Keeps you focused. Starting your day with full stomach will give you the energy to stay alert and focus on your work compare to people to skip breakfast.
3. Energize one ’s self. Breakfast has its effects to one’s performance. Most especially those people whose works need physical strength. Studies shows that students who skip breakfast are having a hard time to concentrate on the lesson simply because they are hungry. Breakfast serves as a fuel in the body. It keeps us be energized to perform well.
4. Role model. if you eat your breakfast regularly you may be able to influence your family members or even friends to eat breakfast. Introducing eating variety of nutritious foods at breakfast helps them to become more active and develop healthy habits.
Therefore, breakfast gives you the nutrients needed to be healthy, in order to focus and perform task efficiently.
So, let us be a breakfast lover!
The author is Teacher III at Gerry H. Rodriguez High School