You might think that the recommendation not to skip breakfast is just plain good advice.

When you eat breakfast you’re telling your body that there are plenty of calories to be had for the day. When you skip breakfast the message your body gets is that it needs to conserve rather than burn any calories. Probably the most appealing benefit is that breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism and, thus, helps you burn more calories throughout the day

“Studies have found that although people who skip breakfast eat slightly fewer calories during the day, they tend to have higher BMI”.

Advantages of eating in the a.m

  • Having lower BMI

  • Consuming less fat through the day

  • Meeting recommendations for fruit and vegetable consumption

  • Having higher daily fiber intake

If you start with a healthy, satisfying meal in the morning you are less apt to indulge on less nutritious thing during day , which we often do out of hunger- you grab the first or easiest thing in front of you”.

Disadvantages of skipping breakfast

  • More likely to be overweight

  • Less likely to meet recommendations for fruits and vegetables consumption

  • More likely to consume unhealthy snacks

Blog is written by Ms.Divya Sharma (Certified Nutritionist, Jaipur)