Does Skipping Breakfast Aid Weight Loss?

Healthy Breakfast with Grain, Yogurt and Fruit

Losing weight is your top priority in 2017. To help you accomplish this worthy task, you’re changing your eating habits. You decide to start skipping breakfast. Besides conserving calories for the rest of the day, you feel you’ll improve your odds of getting to work on time. If you can relate to this scenario, you’re not alone. Many dieters skip breakfast purposefully. But, does this practice actually aid weight loss?

Your Brain Needs Energy

Your body requires calories to produce energy. When you skip breakfast in the morning, your energy-deprived body might struggle to carry out its daily functions. When this occurs, your body may begin borrowing the energy stockpiled as glucose from your tissues. As this activity takes place, you’ll likely start to feel fatigued and sluggish. Forgoing breakfast also slows down your metabolism, the rate at which your body expends calories.

You Overeat at Lunchtime

Besides depriving your body of energy and reducing your metabolism, avoiding breakfast might make you feel ravenous before lunchtime. When harrowing hunger pangs strike, you may be more prone to indulge in unhealthy, processed snacks from your office’s vending machines such as potato chips, cookies, and sodas. You might even consume more calories during lunch and dinner.

Weight Loss Friendly Breakfast Recipes

To boost your odds of losing weight and keeping it off for life, start your day off with a delicious, satisfying, and healthy breakfast. Avoid weight-loss derailing breakfast sandwiches served at fast food restaurants. Shun sugar-laden cereals too. Instead, aim to consume breakfast foods packed with fiber and protein to help you stay full longer. Some tasty, diet friendly options include:

  • A vegetable omelet
  • A cup of plain, Greek yogurt topped with fresh blueberries and strawberries
  • A serving of smoked salmon with a piece of whole grain toast
  • A bowl of oatmeal topped with walnuts and raisons

To discover more mouth-watering weight-loss promoting breakfast alternatives, consider scheduling a free, initial appointment with a consultant at a Metabolic Research Center near you.


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