Don't skip breakfast

Many experts believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

People are so stressed in the morning, rushing to get kids off to school and themselves ready for work, that they often just grab a cup of coffee (often with sugar) and go on their way.

Without food inside of you the blood sugar will drop within an hour or so and you may start to feel tired and may struggle to concentrate. Adrenaline and cortisol will kick in to try to correct the balance and you will be looking for a quick fix by means of something sugary and so the ‘sugar rollercoaster begins’. The spike in insulin which is released to control the blood sugar level may be so intense that it can make your energy crash a little while later. Adrenaline and cortisol will be released again to correct the balance and you will soon be off looking for something sugary again whilst feeling tired and in some cases dizzy and irritable.

It is therefore important to make time for breakfast to set the blood sugar level at an even level at the beginning of the day. Try to allow yourself just 10-15 minutes to sit down and eat either a bowl of porridge with seeds or nuts and fresh berries or a couple of pieces of sourdough bread with 2 eggs or a couple of teaspoons of peanut butter.

Train yourself to do this as it is essential for your health.