4 Reasons Why You Should Never Skip Breakfast


Ever heard anyone saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Ever wonder why they claim so?

People does not only say things like this just because they see you skipping breakfast all the time. It is actually a fact that 18 percent and 13 percent of males and females (ages 35 to 54) skip breakfast on a daily basis. This is according to a market study conducted by NDP group in 2011. This may happen because most of these men and women have busy schedules that they forget eating breakfast at home or prefer not to eat anything before going to work. But, this should not be the case. If you want to skip a meal in a day, breakfast should not be it.

Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t skip breakfast:

  • The risk of diabetes in women. There is a possibility of increasing the risk of diabetes in women if eating breakfast is skipped. This is according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study has revealed that women who skip even one breakfast meal in a week are at a much higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Women who eat breakfast everyday has lower chances of developing one.
  • Lower chances of heart disease. Eating a simple breakfast meal can go a long way. A study published in the journal Circulation suggests that men between the ages of 45 and 82 has lower chances of developing heart diseases if they eat breakfast on a daily basis. If you skip breakfast, there is a higher risk of hypertension, an elevated level of blood sugar, and insulin resistance.
  • Eating breakfast boosts memory. The American Dietetic Association reviewed 47 breakfast-related cases and found out that men and women who eat breakfast have higher cognitive functions compared to individuals who skip it. This means that eating breakfast will make you think faster on your feet. Eating breakfast definitely is a smart move to make!
  • It can help you lose weight. If you don’t really like eating big breakfast, then it is time to have a change of heart and start liking it. One study published in the Obesity journal has shown that big breakfast eaters can lose to an average of 17.8 pounds in the span of three months. That is not a value that you can just ignore. In the study, other participants were told to eat the same recommended amount of calories in a day. However, they eat most of the calories in the evening. The participants who ate most of the calories at dinner only lost 7.3 pounds in the same number of months. That is 10 pounds heavier than the other group. This could be associated with the fact that most of us don’t work and exert a lot of effort at night. Instead of spending the amount of energy that has been taken, the calories are stored in the body overnight.

As you can see, there are different health risk factors associated when you skip breakfast. Maybe it is time to change your routine and have big breakfast meals on a daily basis, rather than skipping it every day.