Why eating breakfast is important in staying fit (Part 1 of 2)

Lots of people who are trying to lose weight will skip breakfast in the attempt to avoid calories.

In yet another counter-intuitive aspect of fitness and weight loss, skipping breakfast is actually more likely to lead to weight gain than weight loss.

The reasons are:

1. By skipping breakfast you are ensuring that you will have less energy and more hunger throughout the rest of your day, and this will lead to more sugar cravings and overeating.

2. Eating breakfast will allow your body to feel more nourished and satisfied, making portion sizes smaller and easier to manage.

3. When you allow yourself to go without food for long periods of time (15 or so hours from the night before if you wait until mid-day to eat!), your body act like you are in starvation mode- and store calories as fat in anticipation of another long period of time before eating again.

Next up: What constitutes a healthy breakfast?

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