Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After a good night's sleep of 7-8 hours, your body is in need of nourishment. Your body, after waking up and beginning the day, is in starvation mode. The hours you sleep will most likely be the longest break you have in between meals, and this triggers your body to hoard calories. Skipping breakfast can lead to weight loss problems and decreased energy throughout the day.
By integrating protein, carbohydrates, and fiber into your morning meal, you are starting off the day on a healthy note that will keep you energized and keep your body at its maximum calorie-burning potential. Breakfast accounts for 25% of your metabolism. This means that, without breakfast, you only have the potential to burn 75% of the calories that your body could normally burn off. In order to stay peaked at 100% of your metabolism, it is necessary to eat breakfast, and then 3-4 other small meals throughout the day.
Also, try to incorporate healthy, well-rounded foods into your breakfast. Oatmeal is a great, filling breakfast. Cereal high in protein offers all the nutrition you need, and it is a time saver. Eggs or egg whites are an excellent source of protein and can be cooked a variety of ways, to suite anyone's tastes. Another high protein idea is low-fat cottage cheese. Add fresh fruit to any meal to get that sweet taste, as well as some much needed nutrition. When you are really out of time and ideas, a meal replacement shake or bar will offer all the nutrition you need in no time!