Your body responds to not eating for hours and hours by slowing down it’s metabolic rate. By eating breakfast, you wake up your metabolism and get your engine humming, burning those calories you need to burn to lose weight.
Eating a breakfast could help you feel less tired throughout the day. Studies show that people who eat breakfast are more alert than people who skip breakfast. Children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom, with better concentration, problem-solving skills, and eye-hand coordination.
Eating a healthy breakfast can reduce hunger throughout the day, and help people make better food choices at other meals. While it might seem you could save calories by skipping breakfast, this is not an effective strategy.
A study of clinical nutrition showed that breakfast-skippers are more likely to have worse cholesterol levels and insulin sensitivity than breakfast-eaters. When you don’t eat breakfast, you’re actually fasting for 15 to 20 hours, so you’re not producing the enzymes needed to metabolize fat to lose weight.
Written by: Ms. Shalini Arvind
Fortis Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road
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