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Many people skip breakfast thinking that it might help them lose weight, but it has the reverse effect. The fact is that eating breakfast aids weight loss and supports long-term weight-management. It is the most important meal of the day and stabilises your blood glucose levels and gives you more energy to start your day.
When you skip breakfast, you start feeling hungry and run out of energy to perform your daily functions well. You experience hunger pangs as the stomach starts sending signals to your brain. This makes you more likely to reach for unhealthy food options such as foods rich in sugar or fats which over time lead to weight gain. When you skip a meal, your metabolism rate drops which slows down the rate at which you burn calories. This also increases hunger and adds up to extra calories over time.
Eating breakfast will help you burn your calories all day instead of causing fluctuations in your metabolism rate. You may also feel fatigued when you miss out on your breakfast. This may not allow you to engage yourself much in physical activities. It is therefore important to make time for breakfast for better health. Choose nutrient-rich foods like eggs, peanut butter or yoghurt for your breakfast. These foods take longer to digest and provide sustained energy keeping you full for a longer time.
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