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When one feels sluggish and tired one tends to work less physically and in turn burns fewer calories. Also when the body is deprived of food for a long while cravings begin especially sugar cravings. This is when we feel like snacking on a chocolate bar or a big fat muffin or cakes etc. This effectively increases the calorie consumption. In summary a slow metabolism tired body burning lesser calories and high calorie/fat snacks effectively contribute to weight gain and not weight loss. We all keep hearing about the numerous health problems that can come with being overweight especially risk of heart diseases and skipping breakfast can potentially lead to being overweight. 2. Lowered cognition - studies have said to have shown that children who have breakfast fare better in problem solving than children who skip breakfast.
The fact is skipping breakfast makes you fatter! Yet over 40% of us assume it will help as lose weight. We think we are saving on calories but too often we replace these calories throughout the day by nibbling and binging. We are more likely to make unhealthier food choices when we are hungry and our blood sugar levels are low explains Clinical Nutritionist Katherine Zeratsky. Prolonged fasting which occurs when we skip breakfast can increase your body s insulin response which in turn increases fat storage and weight gain. In fact skipping breakfast increases you risk of obesity. On-going studies from The National Weight Control Registry show that 78% of people who eat breakfast everyday has maintained their weight loss for more than a year. If we don t eat breakfast our engines don t switch on to burn any fuel so our metabolic rate stays asleep which means it won t be burning calories throughout the day explains fitness professional and nutrition consultant Laura Church.
It goes without saying that increased alertness and a more positive mood are essential for everybody to perform at their best be it studying or working. A happier mood ensures better work and improved performance. Additionally studies have proven that individuals who have their breakfast also demonstrate better memory and cognitive function in comparison to those who remain hungry in the mornings. Reasonable energy intakes during the morning improve short-term memory although super high calorie breakfasts actually impaired concentration levels. (2 3 Breakfast Research) Not only is it important to have your breakfast but it is also important to choose what you have. According to one of the studies in France the size of your breakfast does not have an effect over your mood but it can affect short-term memory.