We've heard so much about it, but none of the information seems to line up. So how do you know what's right for you? Well, in reality that question is a little more complicated than it appears. Every person has specific and individual needs that can't be shoehorned into one simple answer. But what we can tell you is this:
Speaking in a general sense, it's not breakfast that is the "most important meal of the day"; all of your meals are important. What's important is the quality of food that you fuel your body with upon waking. This theory still holds true for intermittent fasters. Keep in mind that this meal (whenever you choose to have it) will benefit you the most when it includes a healthy mix of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fat. This can look very different based on tastes and preferences so feel free to explore. A scramble with whole wheat toast, fruity overnight oats and high protein pancakes are some of the many options that are out there to choose from.
Something else to consider are the benefits to eating each morning. Taking the time to eat a well balanced meal in the morning will help you to have the energy for the physical and mental activities that make up your day. This especially holds true if you are a morning exerciser. Give your body the fuel it needs to perform at its best!
Eating breakfast can also help connect you to your hunger cues, making you more attuned to your needs throughout the day.
Remember to honor your body and your health by treating yourself with all of the kindness you deserve!