You might have heard the popular statement that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While this may not be entirely correct (scientists are still debating it), it may not be the ‘most important’ but certainly has its benefits.
Nowadays, there are many companies and bloggers that preach that you need to skip breakfast to maintain a healthy weight, also, you might have seen a couple of your friends who live their lives without eating a proper meal in the morning seemingly doing just fine. But the question you may have is: ‘Is a proper breakfast really necessary?’.
The thing is based on research, there many arguments on both sides about the pros and cons of skipping breakfast, particularly for people who are trying to shed some weight.
In this article, we will be exploring 4 reasons why you should take breakfast.
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1. Skipping Breakfast May Not Help You Lose Weight
Individuals who have been guaranteed that skipping breakfast may help with weight reduction might be in for a major stun when the scale readings still remain up. The truth of the matter is that reviews have demonstrated that individuals who don’t take breakfast may not shed any weight, likewise, in the event that they remain physically dormant, they may even put on some weight as opposed to losing it.
You might think about how this is conceivable. All things considered, in all actuality skipping breakfast may influence you to take higher-calorie suppers later in the day. You may make a snappy semi-substantial early lunch by rapidly preparing a little tidbit utilizing your ledge broiler at that point proceed to cook an ‘appropriate lunch a couple of hours after the fact. Afterall, the body needs a vitality hotspot for its every day exercises. Individuals who take dinners early in the day additionally were found to have about a similar calorie consumption for every day as the individuals who don’t take suppers until some other time toward the evening.
2. You Might Be Less Physically Active
When you get up toward the beginning of the day, your body would have been fasting for around 10-12 hours, along these lines, in the event that you increment this quick by an additional 4-5 hours by skipping breakfast, you might not have enough vitality to complete sufficient physical exercise. It isn’t exceptional to discover individuals less gainful or unwilling to work out, on the grounds that they feel extremely feeble while skipping breakfast. Eating a supper early in the day can enable your body to have some additional calories to give enough vitality to animate you to run, walk energetically or even utilize the staircase rather than lift when at work.
3. Your Brain Needs Some Energy
Unlike some other organs in the body that can cope with an alternative source of energy like ketones, the brain requires glucose to work effectively. So, starving yourself off breakfast may deplete the amount of glucose available for your brain, making you feel dizzy, confused and very unproductive. Low blood glucose is a common reason why people faint and sometimes die.
Skipping breakfast should not be an option if a person has been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and is on medications to lower blood sugar.
Guest article by Dr. Charles-Davies, a medical doctor based in Lagos. He runs 25 Doctors, a health educational website, and also serves as an editor of 93 Treats, a food informational blog.