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Why Breakfast Must Not Be Skipped?

Skipping breakfast creates an energy crisis in your body, especially in the brain.

Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast or the first meal of the day is often skipped by many people and they save it for lunch. Now from my personal experience, people skip breakfast for two reasons – they like to lose weight in the wrong manner or they are in hurry.

Why Skipping Breakfast Is Not a Healthy Option?

But skipping breakfast is not a healthy option. As you are skipping breakfast there is a long gap of 8-10 hours between your dinner and lunch. This creates an energy crisis in your body, especially in the brain. Now to supply energy body starts metabolism at a higher rate, but as you continue to skip breakfast for a week, the body switches into starvation mode and gears down metabolism rate. As a result, soon you will be found with lethargy and loss of concentration. And your lunch, dinner and other meals will be converted to fat to save the starvation mode.

Healthy Breakfast

So skipping breakfast is not a good option, even if you are dieting to get a good figure. It is now advised by nutritionists that you better have the largest meal in breakfast to fuel your body at the beginning of the day. It will save you from getting over-eaten in lunch in case you skip the breakfast.

Breakfast Suggestions :

There are many recommendations for a breakfast meal. I suggest an Indian meal for breakfast. Have rice or roti or whole-grain bread with plenty of vegetables that are rich in fibre. You can have hard-boiled egg, fishes and low-fat meat, low-fat dairy products and fruits at the end. Dal is also good as it includes veg protein. Try to cut down sugar-rich, saturated fat-rich foods.

Now you may like to eat breakfast first in the morning, and you can split the meal into two or three parts. Have tea or coffee or water with lime juice in the very morning and then have a meal. And before you leave home, have fruits or yoghurt.

What do you think?

Written by Smita Diwan

Smita Diwan is a Media & Communication evangelist with 15+ years of steady growth. She has served across diverse verticals of Broadcast Journalism, Corporate Communications, Digital Media and Public Relations. A fitness enthusiast, Smita devotes her ‘rare’ free-time to yoga and meditation. As she strongly believes that the right balance is the key to steady growth.


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