Why Breakfast is Important

Theres a reason your mom always told you to eat your breakfast……
Studies have shown that people who skip breakfast are 4 ½ times more likely to be overweight. Skipping breakfast can cause your metabolism to slow down. Eat 5-6 smaller nutritionally dense meals throughout the day (3 meals and 2-3 smaller snacks). 
No skipping meals!!!
Eating at least 3 small meals a day can cut your obesity risk by 45% even when you consume the same number of calories. Eating and digesting food keeps the metabolism going. Fasting/starving yourself is the best way gain weight. When a person fasts or diets drastically, and then resumes eating “normally”, the body tries to conserve the food assuming it will be starved again. It then absorbs fat more readily and is reluctant to give it up. Eating three or less meals a day prompts your insulin levels to spike, triggering your body to store more of the food you eat as ‘fat’ . Try to space it out through the day by eating every 2 to 3 hours, and making sure that you never are starving. Happy eating!!!

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4 responses to “Why Breakfast is Important

  1. Pingback: Plateau- The bad 7 letter word!! | Fitness and Healthy Living Tips

  2. Reblogged this on Fitness and Healthy Living and commented:

    An older blog post, but breakfast is still important!!!

  3. Breakfast is so essential! You’ve been fasting for the entire night, yeah you haven’t been running around all night, but you body has still be working away, repairing, recovering, processing information and you need to refuel! My mum only ever had a cup of coffee before work, but always encouraged us to have a breakfast, but I never realised just how important it was until I went through a phase of missing breakfast and discovered how it affected my body – energy, weight, mood – breakfast is so important. 🙂

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