It is true what they say, breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. People who eat a good breakfast tend to have better weight control and are less likely to overeat throughout the day. After fasting all night, it is important to start your metabolism back up in order to increase and maintain a steady calorie-burning rate throughout the day. Eating a meal full of whole grains and fruit creates a good balance in nutrients and can keep you satisfied longer than a breakfast full of refined sugars and starches.
Eating clean is an important factor in keeping fuel in the metabolic fire to be burning calories all day long. Refined sugars and starches tend to give the metabolism a burst of energy followed by an even lower burning rate than normal, causing the body to become hungry again more quickly than if it were burning calories from a wholesome, clean meal.
Take a look at the difference in a Dunkin Donuts donut and a bowl of Quaker oatmeal, the difference is astounding. The cleaner you eat, the better you will feel due to increase use of your metabolism throughout the day. Next time you are tempted to get a donut try a bowl of oatmeal instead. Adding some fresh fruit will add natural sweetness in order to satisfy both your sweet tooth and your metabolism to keep you fueled all day long.