(author D. Chopra re-edited by Myself)
Millions of people neglect or even ignore the importance of waking up refreshed after a good night’s sleep. They push the envelope by going to bed too late and spending time in bed texting, reading emails, and catching up on work. If you deprive yourself of sleep, you throw your body out of balance, which has biochemical consequences. The brain is caught in limbo between being groggy and fully awake. This can upset hormonal balance, which can lead to disruptions in other parts of life, including losing control over your appetite. Impulse eating has a lot to do with imbalance between the hormones that make us feel hungry and not hungry.
Have a healthy breakfast
We’ve all been conditioned that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is certainly true for growing children.
For adults, who don’t have blood sugar issues, respecting your own body is a better rule.
Experiment with less food or even skipping breakfast. There is growing respect for fasting diets that involve taking no food between dinner and lunch the next day. The theory is that the digestive system benefits from this long time off.
In any case, breakfast shouldn’t be a meal where you consume sugar and excess fat, or too many calories. Skim milk, a piece of toast, and a cup of coffee may be all you need, or a veggie smoothie. The way to judge what is right for you is to assess your energy level halfway through the morning. If you feel an energy drop, you probably need a bite to eat, although for most people, losing energy a few hours after getting up indicates lack of sleep, not lack of food.