What happens when... I skip breakfast?

Xenide Genesis By Xenide Genesis, 10th Jul 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/vqb42a-z/
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More than three-quarters of people who lose weight and keep it off eat breakfast every day. Sitting down for your morning meal may also make you up to 50 percent less likely to develop insulin resistance, the problem that causes type 2 diabetes.

What happens when... I skip breakfast?

When you wake up after a long night’s rest, your body
has gone as long as 12 hours without a meal. That means you need fuel. More
precisely, it means there's probably a shortage of glucose in your bloodstream
If you skip breakfast and head out the door with low blood sugar, your brain,
which requires a steady flow of blood sugar to run effectively, won't be operating at full speed. You may feel quessy or jittery, or even less sharp-witted. Studies have shown repeatedly that school children who eat breakfast have better memories and learn more than their classmates who don’t. “Breakfast is important for keeping your appetite under control the rest of the day,”says endocrinologist Dr Suma Dronavalli. Most people more than compensate for the calories they miss at breakfast by overeating at lunch and dinner, especially foods high in saturated fat—the kind that plugs arteries.
Breakfast skippers are also more likely to snack on junk between meals. Researchers from Venezuela and the US found that obese women who ate a big breakfast high in carbs and protein while dieting lost more weight—and kept it off—than those who didn’t eat a big morning meal. So eat breakfast and you’ll not only lose weight, your blood sugar should shape up, too.

Bottomline
More than three-quarters of people who lose weight and keep it off eat breakfast every day. Sitting down for your morning meal may also make you up to 50 percent less likely to develop insulin resistance, the problem that causes type 2 diabetes.

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author avatar vpaulose
10th Jul 2014 (#)

A good post. Thank you.

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