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In this article I hope to summarise what I have read and understood about the importance of breakfast and also some simple yet quick breakfast ideas to make it easier for you. Let us look at the impact of having or not having breakfast to better understand why bother with breakfast 1. Weight management - many believe that skipping breakfast so they reduce calories would help them lose weight. It cannot be farther from the truth. When we sleep during the night our body slows down so metabolism slows down. When we have something to eat in the morning we are effectively giving the signal to the body that the day has begun and metabolism should increase. However people who skip breakfast deny their body of this signal so they feel sluggish as they continue until lunch with slow metabolism.
Depleted glycogen stores in the liver produce a state of ketosis the early stages of the body s starvation response. One of the side effects of ketosis is lack of hunger Explains Martica Heaner health and fitness expert. When you fast you deprive your body of energy. One reason people can go 12 hours or so in the evening without eating is because most of that time they are in low energy mode sleeping or doing very sedentary activity. Try these simple steps If you are pushed for time try preparing breakfast the night before. You could make a big bowl of fruit for dessert save half and have in the morning. It will go towards your 5 a day and you can have it on its own or pour over yogurt. You can prepare a packed breakfast to eat later if you don t feel hungry or haven t the time.
If one is already overweight the complications get even worse. The effect of diabetes may not be known immediately but the body will be deteriorating gradually. Keeping the blood sugar under control is absolutely important while living with diabetes and skipping meals that too breakfast will be highly counter-productive for diabetes management. 4. Menstrual irregularities - some studies are said to have shown that girls/women who skip breakfast are likely to have irregular periods. 5. Poor mood - low glucose is said to be responsible for irritability fatigue and tiredness. Some studies show that people who skip breakfast snap at others more easily. To me the risk of weight gain (and all associated health risks due to being overweight) and risk of diabetes alone are enough to make me run for my breakfast.