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Consumption of a cereal bar in the morning resulted in increased alertness happier mood and less anxiety (and less irritability for the grumpy among us!) when compared to those who did not have any breakfast. Breakfast eaters were also more sociable compared to others. Similar effects were seen in those who had mid-morning snacks substantiating the fact that breakfast can have positive effects on the mood. (1) Another similar study conducted in Germany measured the effects of breakfast on the mood in high school children. It was noted that alertness was increased in all the children who had breakfast in comparison to those who did not. Additionally it was noted that boys who consumed breakfast felt more positive than those who did not. (2) The research focused on providing quick healthy breakfast ideas so that convenience was kept high.
Not only will your body burn calories more efficiently and you will have more energy by eating a good breakfast but it will boost your brainpower as well. After a long nights sleep the body has used up most of the glucose and glycogen stores that is converted to energy so these need to be replenished through the consumption of food. If you don t eat breakfast the body slows down calorie burning to conserve energy. When your metabolism slows so does the rest of your bodies functioning. You may feel tired sleepy fatigued experience headaches mental fuzziness and the inability to concentrate. By eating breakfast your energy stores will be restored and you will feed your brain the glucose it needs to fire neurons and synapses to make clear conscious decisions.
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.