Researchers from the National Weight Control Registry, a database of more than 3,000 people who have lost at least 60 pounds and kept it off for an average of 6 years, found that eating breakfast every day was a weight control strategy for 78% of the people in the registry.
An ongoing research shows that breakfast eaters tend to eat fewer calories, less saturated fat and cholesterol and have better overall nutritional status than breakfast skippers.
Another study found that the more often adolescents eat breakfast, the less likely they are to be overweight. With these proven facts the conclusion is simple: You should always eat breakfast. This is the first and easiest step you can take towards losing weight and becoming more healthy.
- Kick-starts your metabolism early in the morning so that you burn the maximum number of calories to fuel your activities.
- Gets you on track towards a healthier diet — one that is more nutritious and lower in fat.
- Improves concentration throughout the day! You’ll be more alert and assertive.
- Gives you more energy, increasing your capacity for physical activity.
- Refuels your body and replenishes the glycogen stores that supply blood sugar (glucose).
- Reduces your hunger due to increased leptin output. Leptin is a hormone that suppresses appetite. When you eat a significant meal early in the day your body produces more leptin which ensures that you’ll take in fewer calories throughout the day.
"Those who eat breakfast on a regular basis are more likely to have a structured eating plan throughout the day and consequently are less likely to snack between meals and consume empty calories,"
~ John Kirwan, a professor of medicine at Case
Western Reserve University's Schwartz Center for
Nutrition and Metabolism