Would you believe me if I told you that if you eat a healthy, balanced breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up that your day will be completely changed? You will feel more balanced with less hunger and cravings. It’s true – all you need are healthy leptin levels!
What is leptin? It is a hormone that was only just discovered in 1994. Per WebMD and Dr. Robert Lustig, leptin is our body’s starvation hormone and “...is the way your fat cells tell your brain that your energy thermostat is set right.” It is good to reset leptin every morning in order to avoid unhealthy cravings and excess hunger.
I have a bigger appetite in the first part of the day and less in the afternoon/evening. In the past, I’d have breakfast (typically a fruit and veg smoothie) and would be hungry – starving – by 10 AM. When lunch arrived, I would ditch the healthier choice and go in search for something not optimal. Any of this sound familiar?
I have worked hard to adopt the practice of eating first thing in the mornin...