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Many of us say we would prefer to sit down and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. But our lives have become so full and hectic that skipping breakfast often seems a necessity. And many of us reason that having several extra pounds we wish to lose skipping breakfast will do us good. In Keri Gans book The Small Change Diet she gives several examples of the excuses her patients have given her in 10 years of private practice as a licensed dietitian for not eating even a quick breakfast. There are many reasons we give ourselves for skipping breakfast in our hurried lives. But I agree with Keri Gans when she states that those people including myself that hit the snooze alarm even once have time for a quick breakfast. And those of us that dawdle around in the bathroom getting ready for work have time for a quick breakfast. If you spend more time then you need on your morning bathroom break contemplating your day you have time for a quick breakfast. It isn t a matter of finding 5 min. for breakfast it s a matter of taking 5 min. breakfast.
Remember that it is not just the rest of the body that gets energy from digested food but also the brain. When the brain is low on energy one cannot expect it to function effectively. Some studies also show that children who skip breakfast are more likely to have problems concentrating and also have problems with memory when compared with children who have breakfast. 3. Type 2 diabetes - skipping breakfast is said to increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If one is already diabetic it is all the more important to keep sugar fluctuations low which means the body has to be fed at regular intervals. Diabetes is a state of the body that is not particularly easy to manage as the complications of diabetes can be very serious from losing eye sight heart attacks having to be amputated.
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.