Why Skipping Breakfast Won't Help You Lose Weight

>How many times have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?  It has been thought that skipping breakfast, can result in overeating throughout the day.

However, a recent study has shown that skipping breakfast may not be that bad after all.

What did the study show?

A recent study that was done on about 400 college students, showed that skipping breakfast wasn’t detrimental to their health.  One group was given breakfast, while the other one wasn’t and both were monitored to see how many calories they consumed throughout the day.  The study showed that the group that skipped breakfast ate around 400 less calories than the group that ate breakfast.

What is the negative side to the study?

Unfortunately the study was done with younger aged adults, who were within healthy standards, and most likely not trying to shed any excess pounds.

What does this mean for adults and breakfast?

As we get older, we have a tendency to have more health problems than younger adults.  Problems such as high blood pressure, cholesterol and other factors come into place when it comes to health.  Also younger adults have a higher metabolism than older adults, causing them to not be as affected by skipping breakfast in the morning.

Should adults still eat in breakfast in the morning?

Even though the study showed that skipping breakfast isn’t as detrimental as it seemed before, it is still important for our overall health.  Eating breakfast in the morning helps with your heart health and maintaining a healthy blood pressure. It also helps your body have more energy throughout the day, and makes you less sluggish at work or at school.

What if you are not used to eating breakfast?

Sometimes it can be hard to get in the swing of eating breakfast.  If you are trying to include breakfast in your daily regimen, try eating something small like fruit or yogurt.

If you are trying to lose weight, it is never wise to starve yourself or completely eliminate a whole meal from your diet regimen.  Speak with your chiropractor about what the best plan of attack would be to achieve your health goals.

 

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