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The ultimate goal for 2020? Never skipping breakfast. And here’s why nutritionists agree

Updated on:24 January 2020, 13:06pm IST
The first month of 2020 is about to end but that doesn’t mean you can’t take up resolutions. So, if you want to do right by your body, never skip breakfast.
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A hearty breakfast can kick-start your day. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Now that 2020 is here and more than half of January has already gone by, it’s time to question yourself about those ‘New Year, New Me’ resolutions. What’s happening on that front, eh? 

Whether you promised yourself to shed those extra kilos or convinced yourself to work out each morning, achieving all these things is nearly impossible if you are not getting one basic thing right.

Wondering what that one thing is that can impact all your other in-line resolutions? Well, it’s something as basic as having your daily breakfast.

If this sounds bizarre to you, Dr Deepika Kohli, clinical nutritionist, Lifecare Centre, Delhi is here to give you a fair picture of how skipping breakfast can wreck your health–massively.

“Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Skipping it means inviting lifestyle diseases that are already on a rise,” says Dr Kohli.

Right from what goes on your plate to its quantity and quality–you need to monitor your breakfast eating habits closely. Having those oil-laden bhaturas for breakfast will certainly not help and can do more harm than good to your body.

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According to her: “Your breakfast should be healthy and wholesome. A meal that is devoid of all the essential macro and micronutrients will make your metabolism become sluggish and make you feel lethargic for the rest of the day.”

While there is no denying the fact that a healthy breakfast can keep you pumped for the day ahead by providing the required energy—it’s also important to follow a dedicated regimen daily without fluctuations as it can disturb your body cycle.

If you’re wondering what an ideal breakfast looks like, hear it from the expert:

Make lemon water your BFF
Start your day with a glass of lukewarm water with lemon and honey. This will ensure that your body detoxes at the start of the day.

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Instead of skipping breakfast, start your day with lemon water. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Add more protein sources to your brekkie meal
You see those eggs sitting sneakily at the corner of your fridge, bring them out RN! These protein-rich wonders will help you stay satiated for long, keeping untimely hunger pangs at bay.

Also, read: This low-calorie, high-protein paneer bhurji is the brekkie of your dreams

Don’t forget to pair protein with fibre
If you’re planning to dish out an omelette for yourself, bombard it with chopped greens like beans, capsicum, broccoli, spinach and peas as they are replete with the goodness of fibre, which will keep your digestive system running. 

So, even if you can’t stick to any other health resolution you made when the year began–you must do right by your body and start your day with a healthy and hearty breakfast. Trust us!

Deeksha Sarin Deeksha Sarin

An eccentric foodie and a die-hard falooda lover, Deeksha loves riding scooty in search of good street food! Being a full-grown adult, she is shamelessly addicted to stationary and all-things cutesy. Excellent in making spontaneous plans in town and abroad, she is perpetually bitten by the travel bug.