Break + Fast = Metabolism Boost
Think about the word breakfast: “break” + “fast.” Going without food all night causes your metabolism to go into hibernation and slow down. This is important because it helps you to relax and fall asleep. It also allows your body to devote its energy to reparative work while you’re sleeping.
However, your metabolism will not “turn back on” until it knows you are awake. When you break the fast by eating your favorite morning meal, you’re letting your body know to get that metabolism up and running. To jump-start your metabolism and burn the most calories over the course of the day, eat as soon as you get up.