One of my clients recently posted saying that she had skipped breakfast because she wasn’t hungry. When you skip breakfast your body relies on cortisol (the stress hormone) to access sugar from storage for energy. If you are already stressed this just adds to it. I would not advise missing breakfast even when you are intermittent fasting – here’s why
Diabetes: Study concludes that skipping breakfast may increase a woman’s risk of diabetes risk. Women who ate breakfast an average of zero to six times per week were at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than women who ate breakfast every day.
Heart Disease: Eating breakfast was associated with a lower incidence of heart disease in men between ages 45 and 82, according to a 2019 study. I know this is about men but the study also found that skipping breakfast was associated with hypertension, insulin resistance and elevated blood sugar levels.
Memory: A 2005 review of 47 breakfast-related studies found that eating breakfast is likely to improve cognitive function related to memory and test grades. Therefore – eating breakfast is a smart move!
Weight Loss: In a recent study, a group of people were split into 2. One half ate breakfast as their largest meal and lost an average of 17.8 pounds over three months. The other half consumed the same number of calories each day, but ate most of their calories at dinner. The large-dinner group only lost an average of 7.3 pounds each over the same time period.
Remarkable don’t you think.
So the message is – DON”T SKIP BREAKFAST