Breakfast Skippers are 5 Times More Likely to Be Obese

Businessman Eating Oatmeal for Breakfast

Perhaps you have heard that you should not be eating when you are not hungry. In general, that is good advice. However, if you start skipping breakfast, you could sabotage your weight loss results. Skipping breakfast has been shown to disrupt your body’s blood glucose balance and it could even result in blood sugar spikes after you eat lunch and dinner. Research shows that when you do not eat in the morning, it is harder for the insulin in your body to work correctly throughout your day. 

Eating a nutritious, well-balanced breakfast helps the body keep levels of blood glucose stable throughout the day. This is particularly important for individuals who have pre-diabetes or Type II Diabetes. When you get up in the morning, your energy stores have the potential to be severely depleted. Simply going about your day without eating may make your body start slowing down the caloric burn in order to help you save energy. Unfortunately, this slows your metabolism, making it tough for the body to recover throughout the day.

The blood sugar fluctuations that can occur when you do not eat breakfast can have long term effects. They have the potential to increase the risk you will end up with Type II Diabetes and they also increase your risk for other glucose-related issues, such as heart disease, eye problems, or kidney disease.

It is important to learn how to eat healthy meals throughout your day if you want to lose weight fast. Keeping your blood sugar and metabolism stable is essential for weight loss, so consider a consultation with a professional from the Metabolic Research Center so you can learn how to choose a balanced diet that will help you see the weight loss results you want.


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