Myth vs. Fact: Is Breakfast Necessary?
MYTH VS. FACT
Myth: As an athlete, it is no big deal if I do not eat breakfast.
Fact: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Over night your body uses its liver stores of carbohydrate to maintain blood sugar while you sleep. Thus, you need to replenish those losses when morning comes. Aim to get a good whole grain carbohydrate, a lean protein, and a low-fat dairy product in your breakfast EVERYDAY!
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington and is a state media representative for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. . She received her Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Masters in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.