Experts Warn Breakfast Mistakes to Avoid Over 40

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Metabolism is how your body turns food and drink into energy. As we get older, our metabolism slows down, making it important to choose the right foods, especially for breakfast. Bad breakfast habits can hurt your metabolism, leading to unstable blood sugar, low energy, and a slower metabolism.

Experts Dana Ellis Hunnes, Trista Best, and Emily Tills point out four breakfast mistakes to avoid:

  1. Skipping Breakfast: Not eating breakfast can lower your blood sugar, causing your body to save energy and burn fewer calories, which slows down your metabolism. It can also make you overeat later in the day and affect your gut health, leading to slower digestion and weight gain.
  2. Eating Sugary Pastries: Sugary pastries cause quick spikes and crashes in your blood sugar. They lack protein and fiber, which means you’ll feel hungry sooner and might overeat. The high sugar and unhealthy fats in pastries can also lead to inflammation and other health problems.
  3. Over-Restricting Calories: Eating too few calories can make your body slow down its metabolism to save energy. This makes it harder to lose weight and keep it off. Instead, eat a balanced breakfast with protein, fiber, and healthy fats to keep your metabolism active.
  4. Not Drinking Enough Water: Drinking water in the morning helps rehydrate your body and start your metabolism. Water is essential for energy and digestion. Drinking water first thing can boost your energy and improve digestion throughout the day.

Avoid these mistakes to keep your metabolism healthy, maintain your energy, and support overall well-being as you age.

Re-reported from the article originally published in SheFinds.

Experts Warn Breakfast Mistakes to Avoid Over 40

Image credit: Shutterstock

Metabolism is how your body turns food and drink into energy. As we get older, our metabolism slows down, making it important to choose the right foods, especially for breakfast. Bad breakfast habits can hurt your metabolism, leading to unstable blood sugar, low energy, and a slower metabolism.

Experts Dana Ellis Hunnes, Trista Best, and Emily Tills point out four breakfast mistakes to avoid:

  1. Skipping Breakfast: Not eating breakfast can lower your blood sugar, causing your body to save energy and burn fewer calories, which slows down your metabolism. It can also make you overeat later in the day and affect your gut health, leading to slower digestion and weight gain.
  2. Eating Sugary Pastries: Sugary pastries cause quick spikes and crashes in your blood sugar. They lack protein and fiber, which means you’ll feel hungry sooner and might overeat. The high sugar and unhealthy fats in pastries can also lead to inflammation and other health problems.
  3. Over-Restricting Calories: Eating too few calories can make your body slow down its metabolism to save energy. This makes it harder to lose weight and keep it off. Instead, eat a balanced breakfast with protein, fiber, and healthy fats to keep your metabolism active.
  4. Not Drinking Enough Water: Drinking water in the morning helps rehydrate your body and start your metabolism. Water is essential for energy and digestion. Drinking water first thing can boost your energy and improve digestion throughout the day.

Avoid these mistakes to keep your metabolism healthy, maintain your energy, and support overall well-being as you age.

Re-reported from the article originally published in SheFinds.