domingo, 28 de abril de 2013

Why you shouldn't skip breakfast

Skipping breakfast is a common strategy for people who are trying to lose weight, but unfortunately it has the opposite effect. It encourages us to snack more throughout the day because we feel more hungry. So have breakfast to crave less all day.

Research shows that having breakfast helps us control our weight. Eating the biggest meal of the day earlier, increases the chances that you can burn off the calories you take in and reduces the temptation to snack on foods high in fat and sugar.

Moreover, breakfast can be a valuable source of nutrients, if we skip it, we can miss out on essential nutrients (like the ones on the dairy).

It's a fact that people who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight, perform better at school/work and have better concentration than those who don‘t. So remember, food is fuel for your body, start your day right.

If your excuse is the lack of time, as you head out the door, grab a drinking non-fat yogurt and a snack bar ;)

4 comentarios:

  1. I think the post is great, this has something to do with the circadian rhythm?

    1. This is a great question! Our internal biological clock that regulates our body functions, based on our wake/sleep cycle (AKA circadian rhythm), is not only important in determining sleep cycles, but also in feeding patterns. So it is going to determine, through hormone production, whether we feel hunger or full.
      Eating and sleeping are your body’s time indicators, so when you have breakfast, your body sends a signal to your brain telling it to wake up (the messenger is the glucose).

  2. Thank you a lot for your answer Mayca

  3. The results of a large 16-year study have been just released, and it confirms that SKIPPING BREAKFAST MAY INCREASE CORONARY HEART DISEASE. Men who reported that they skipped breakfast had higher risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart disease. The timing of meals, whether it’s missing a meal in the morning or eating a meal very late at night, may cause adverse metabolic effects that lead to coronary heart disease. Even after accounting for modest differences in diet, physical activity, smoking and other lifestyle factors, the association between skipping breakfast (or eating very late at night) and coronary heart disease persisted.
    This is the link if you want to learn more about this: