Reasons You Should Not Skip Breakfast; Day’s Most Important Meal


The work schedules of many people have made them to perpetually skip breakfast. It has become a norm such that this habit is even inculcated into their children, as the children are made to eat only brunch at school. While this trend has increased over the years, there has not been a decrease in the calorie intake of people and obesity has become popular.

What could be the cause of this considering the fact that breakfast had been skipped by many? Skipping meals, especially breakfast, can actually make weight management a difficult task. Breakfast skippers tend to eat more portions of food than usual at the next meal. In this article, I will be sharing with you why breakfast should not be skipped for any reason in order to get your body system performing optimally.

4 Important Reasons To Stop Skipping Your Breakfast

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1) Why Start Your Car With No Petrol?

Just as it is called “Break-Fast”, there is a need for you to eat something light after fasting. You could ask lent faithful Christian and Muslim brothers and sisters about this. As a general rule, you should eat your breakfast with 2 hours of waking up. The body needs fuel to get going with daily activities. Your body’s metabolism will crumble if you do not start your day with breakfast thereby leading to moodiness and expression of lethargy.

2) Improve Cognitive Abilities

I have had my fair share of experience teaching children in the past and I could tell if a child had not taken or does not eat breakfast. This group of children pays lesser attention to instructions while casting their minds to brunch time. Parents should not drag their children into this as it greatly affects their abilities to comprehend in schools and pass exams.

Asides children, as an adult, you will notice your cognitive skills are more evident at work on days you had breakfast. The simple reason is that you had provided food and fuel to the brain to function properly.

3) Helps In Weight Management

Lots of people have been deceived to believe in crashed diets and have decided to delete breakfast. While they do so, no remarkable improvement had been seen. In fact, things got worse. In order to reduce your overall daily calorie intake for proper weight control, you must take breakfast. According to a study published in The American Society of Nutritional Sciences’ Journal of Nutrition, researchers found that calories consumed early-on in the day were more satiating than the same amount of calories eaten later in the day; this led to lower calorie consumption overall. Therefore, eating breakfast helps with weight control.

4) You Will Lose Out On Nutrients

The breakfast is supposed to be a low calorie, highly nutritious food. It is advisable to include some servings of vegetables. Your lunch and dinner could be a bit more calorie-dense. If you decide to skip breakfast, you have only deprived your body of essential vitamins and minerals which are important for growth and development.

FROM THE SAME AUTHOR: No Fats, Only Fruits & 1 Meal Daily Diet Bad For Weight Loss

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Oladipupo Abioye
Oladipupo is a Pediatric Nutritionist with Lagos State Ministry of Health. He is an adventurous foodie and loves to teach and render presentations on foods and nutritional topics at different symposia. He loves Messi but Chelsea FC is his baby.

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