There are many people who, due to their routine and their haste, tend to skip breakfast and start doing it as a bad habit, since they choose to skip breakfast and then end up eating unhealthy foods in the middle of the morning. Other people are not usually hungry as soon as they get up or prefer something very light, however it is necessary to know that this bad habit of not eating a good breakfast at the right time, can be damaging your health , and what is worse, enhance your increase of weight as a result of disorganized eating.

Why you shouldn’t skip breakfast

Studies show that there are several important reasons to eat breakfast every morning , whether you are a busy person or not very hungry. Here are some of the top reasons why you should eat breakfast every morning and why it is so vital.

Negative effects of skipping breakfast

In short lines we summarize what are the health problems that can cause not having breakfast at all, or having poor breakfast habits.

  • Your metabolism will slow down if you do not eat breakfast, therefore it will be more difficult to lose weight, or you can even gain weight.
  • Not eating breakfast can increase anxiety states and nervous attacks , so if you suffer from these emotional problems, it is preferable to have a good breakfast to keep your mind more relaxed.
  • Breakfast contributes to heart health, those who do not usually eat breakfast properly can deprive the body of acquiring the nutrients and vitamins necessary to keep the heart in optimal condition.
  • Skipping breakfast has consequences in the food cravings that we will have during the rest of the day; foods such as pizza or sweets are usually the most consumed by those who do not usually eat breakfast, or eat breakfast badly.

Next we will mention the main benefits for the body of getting a proper breakfast.

1. People who eat breakfast are healthier

Some people are under the misconception that not eating breakfast saves calories , this is not true. When you eat a reasonable and healthy breakfast in the morning, you are actually regulating your blood sugar levels . In contrast, when you skip breakfast each morning, you may find that you feel hungry much more quickly throughout the day, because your stomach is empty.

A good breakfast will keep your body with the vitamins and nutrients it needs, avoiding vitamin deficiencies and other very common ailments in modern times, in which breakfast is overshadowed by the urge to get to work or bad eating habits. and fast-paced lifestyle.

The worst ways to start your day include sugary cereals, pastries, and white bread, which will cause your blood sugar levels to spike, so opt for a 300-calorie breakfast instead.

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2. Eating breakfast helps control weight

If you are looking for a way to lose weight or maintain your recent weight loss, eating breakfast is crucial to avoid rebound effect and other overweight problems. Eating a small, sustainable breakfast will help curb hunger throughout the day. When you already have a good and sustainable food incorporated into your body, you are less likely to have cravings and the urge to eat junk foods or fast foods is inhibited, therefore having breakfast keeps your body and mind calmer to opt for healthier meals.

3. Breakfast will give you energy

If you skip breakfast in the morning, you are essentially depriving yourself of energy that could boost your physical and mental performance during the day. You need all the nutrients in a healthy breakfast to help you perform well at work or school. If you don’t eat breakfast in the morning, you may have to wait up to 12 hours after your last meal before you can eat again. Muscles need glycogen for energy and will end up being depleted if you haven’t eaten or had a poor breakfast.

4. Enhances mental clarity

Everyone wants to be alert and attentive during the day whether it be for their work or to improve their physical condition. Certain foods you can add for breakfast are known to give your brain a boost and help you perform your daily duties with a feeling of clarity and focus .

5. You will feel less hungry during the day

If you eat breakfast in its proper proportion and preferably early, you will notice less hunger throughout the day . This is especially important for those who are watching their weight and want to improve their health. Those who eat breakfast are less likely to overeat, and therefore consume fewer calories during the day. Keep in mind: overeating during the latter part of the day is directly related to weight gain.

To improve your breakfast, it is also very important to take adequate rest at night, since at the beginning of the day, if we have not rested enough, it is likely that we are not hungry or that we even have desires for less healthy meals, so For everything to work together, a good rest is preferable to start the day with a proper breakfast.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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