Do you regularly consume breakfast, or do you prefer to forego it? Research shows that 31 million Americans opt to forego breakfast regularly. However, does this practice have any effect on your well-being? Let me explain why I think so.

Even among nutritionists, this issue has proved contentious. The studies appear to be inconsistent at first glance.

Time-restricted eaters (those who practise intermittent fasting) say it doesn’t matter what time of day you consume food as long as it falls inside their designated “eating window.” Depending on your objectives, it could be shorter or longer than that.

The other group that recommends skipping breakfast is the one that’s trying to cut calories. The primary goal here is weight loss rather than improved metabolic health. Although calorie restriction might provide rapid weight loss in the short term, as any yo-yo dieter can attest, such results are rarely maintained. To keep our metabolisms steady and promote lean muscle growth, we must consume enough calories. Consider taking nutrition classes at  Green Palette Kitchen to know the right food for your body. 

In any case, I think it’s crucial to have breakfast for health, especially for healthy weight control, for the reasons I’ll list below.

The morning is when you get the most out of your workout.

Over millions of years, the human body has adapted to make optimal use of the nutrients in the diet. There wouldn’t be enough fuel to move our muscles and stay alive if we couldn’t harness this energy. Circadian rhythm, the body’s internal clock, is the foundation for this delicate balancing act. The time of day affects a variety of physiological functions.

Two, eating a breakfast rich in protein can help you avoid unnecessary snacking throughout the day.

Especially for overweight people, skipping breakfast might set the tone for a day of binge eating. Hunger and fullness cues are connected to hormonal and glucose levels. Muscles are more responsive to insulin, the hormone that facilitates glucose uptake into cells from the blood first thing in the morning.

Increase the effectiveness of your workout by the third point.

Physical activity is just as crucial for our health as a healthy diet. Maintaining a healthy weight requires at least 30 minutes of moderate to intense activity daily while losing weight requires more (up to 60 mins). If you want your muscles to work as hard as they can during your workouts, you need to make sure they have enough energy, in the form of glucose, to do so.