Health News – Eating Breakfast is helpful for Weight Loss

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Observational studies indicate that breakfast consumption is linked to lower weight. In a study, 78% of the nearly 3,000 subjects included in the analysis (adults who had lost at least 13 kg and kept the weight off for a year or more) reported eating breakfast everyday and only 4% reported never eating breakfast. A recent analysis have evaluated the relation between weight and breakfast consumption found that skipping breakfast was associated with a 55% increased odds of having overweight or obesity.

Eating breakfast actually helps with weight loss and long-term weight management. Breakfast is often considered the “most important meal of the day,” and if you are looking to lose weight, you must not skip breakfast, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans even recommend breakfast consumption as an important tool for weight loss. Breakfast eaters tend to eat fewer calories, less saturated fat and cholesterol and have better overall nutritional status than breakfast skippers.

When you skip breakfast, your blood sugar drops even lower. As a result, you become hungry and have less energy. This sets you up to impulsively snack in the morning, often on high-fat sweets or to eat extra servings or bigger portions at lunch or dinner. A study from 2005 found evidence that people who skip breakfast compensate later in the day with more refined carbohydrates and fats. when you eat breakfast, your body feels nourished and satisfied, making you less likely to overeat the rest of the day.

if you are a breakfast eater trying to drop pounds, what you put on your plate can affect your results. A study from the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that participants who ate oatmeal in the morning, as opposed to ready-to-eat oat cereal, were less hungry later in the day than cereal eaters. A study that followed more than 2,000 young girls from ages 9 to 19. They found that regular cereal eaters had fewer weight problems than infrequent cereal eaters. Those who ate cereal occasionally had a 13% higher risk of being overweight compared to the regular cereal eaters.

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