We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Well that's all fine and dandy, but when you suffer from low to no appetite in the A.M. like myself, it's hard to scarf down a good meal. So what causes our bodies to be so turned off food in the morning that it makes us a little queasy? There are actually three reasons this could be happening.
#1 Your Metabolism Isn't Awake
"Your metabolism works much like a fireplace, if you keep throwing sticks on a fire (food), it will burn strong." explains nutritionist Michelle Blum. "If you do not add fuel to the fire, it will go out. This is what happens when we sleep, which is fine because we don’t expend much energy when we sleep either."
Eating a nutritious breakfast within a few hours of waking up will help your metabolism slowly adjust and rev up for the day. Try something light such as toast with almond butter or a yogurt parfait.
#2 You Overate At Last Night's Dinner
"Your body would just be finishing up digestion, and your hunger cues wouldn’t have kicked in yet." says Michelle.
All of your leftover stomach acid is still churning in your belly and it's not singling your brain to crave food just yet. Try skipping late night snacks and have dinner at least 2 hours before bed to give your stomach a rest.
#3 Your Hormones Are To Blame
"The body secretes several different hormones prior to waking up to help the body get up and moving after (hopefully) a night’s rest." says nutritionist Bridget Bennett. "Besides giving you a burst of energy, these hormones raise blood sugar, which is necessary after ‘fasting’ overnight. This hormonal surge may be one culprit for mild nausea in the morning.
Additionally, an empty stomach can trigger nausea when it secretes acid in anticipation of eating."
Drinking water first thing in the morning can help this problem. Tea containing ginger can also settle the sick feeling in your stomach and allow your body to become hungry. Start slow by eating a piece of fruit and work your way up to a meal.
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Source: Elite Daily
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