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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.
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.
After not eating for several hours your metabolism goes into "starvation" mode it slows down automatically and switches to energy saving and storage state. This is the body s ingenious survival mechanism for dealing with situations of lack of food for hours and days but because we live in an affluent society survival situations are particularly infrequent hence prolonged fasting periods cause the body to simply store excess weight as fat. Two. Weight loss and hunger The concept that skipping breakfast contributes to weight loss and calorie saving is fundamentally wrong since by doing so we actually throw our body out of balance. Many studies have also shown an inverse correlation between maintain a healthy weight and eating Breakfast namely those who eat in the morning have a lower weight than others who skip breakfast.