Losing weight is never easy, well it’s not for most people anyway, it’s a journey that requires dedication, persistence and will power, and sometimes the battle can feel overwhelming, especially when the weight just doesn’t seem to want to move. That’s when you start to ask questions like “is skipping breakfast bad for weight loss?”
Your judgement becomes clouded due to desperation, you’re ready to believe and try anything to shift that stubborn fat. So you figure if you eat less, you should lose weight. You’re rushed in the morning anyway and you tell yourself that you can hold out until lunchtime, so you’re left pondering “it can’t be a bad thing to skip breakfast” right? Wrong!
In fact, You’re most likely to get the complete opposite results you want. Here’s what Richard Geres from Independent.com.mt wrote on the subject…
Why Skipping Breakfast Is Bad For Weight Loss
When people start to skip meals, breakfast is often the first to go. Many mistakenly believe that going without breakfast shaves off a meal’s worth of calories from their total daily intake. While this may seem logical to some, the truth is that those lost breakfast calories will likely be compensated for and ultimately eaten later in the day.
Research findings confirm that skipping breakfast is counterproductive to weight loss. Researchers compared study participants who ate breakfast at 8:00 am with those who waited until 10:30 am (Farshchi, Taylor & Macdonald 2005b). Participants who ate later (i.e., “skipped breakfast”) had higher fasting LDL cholesterol levels and decreased insulin sensitivity. In addition, they had higher total caloric intake during the study period.
According to the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR)—the largest prospective research project on long-term successful weight loss and maintenance—78% of the people polled who lost weight (and kept it off) reported eating breakfast every day (NWCR 2009).
It may sound like a cliché, but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Not only does it start the day off right by controlling insulin levels, but it helps control appetite and cravings as the day goes on. Full article published here.
So as you can see the proof is in the pudding or should I say the proof is in the breakfast “skipping breakfast for weight loss is a bad idea”.
If for some reason I have to skip breakfast, you do not want to cross my path, I’m cranky, moody and all I can talk about is my belly… Well that’s what I’ve been told LOL.
Breakfast doesn’t have to be difficult, over complicated or time consuming; most mornings in my home are pretty hectic, getting my two kids dressed and fed before taking my 4 year old to nursery by 9am, but still I managed, most morning to find time for two slices of toast and banana, a yoghurt washed down with a cup of coffee.
What about you, do you find time for breakfast? If not I hope this article has inspired you to start making an effort. Or maybe you do, in that case why not share what you usually have in the section below, maybe you’ll pass some ideas on to others who will read this article, and don’t forget, if you enjoy this article give it a like by clicking one of the buttons below.