Eat a Healthy Breakfast Every Day
Eating breakfast every day is one of the best things you can do to optimize your metabolism. Being hungry in the morning can cause your body to release cortisol, a hormone associated with stress. That in turn could make your body convert your muscle to sugar, which means you’re losing muscle mass. The release of cortisol also creates high insulin levels. Insulin in turn signals your body to store fat. . . . If you eat a hearty breakfast with protein and fiber, you’re more likely to avoid a cortisol spike and make better eating decisions.