Maintaining a good metabolism is an Important part of long-term weight loss. After a night without eating, your body is in a mild fasting state, as it would be if no food was available.
If you do not eat until lunch time, that can be up to 18 hours without food. For the entire morning, instead of working at peak efficiency and burning off more calories, your body will be trying to conserve everything it can as a protective measure, because it won’t know how long it will be before your next meal.
Eating a healthy breakfast speeds up your metabolism and makes it work harder. You are better off cutting calories by eating a smaller lunch and dinner than by cutting out breakfast. In fact, studies found that 80% of people who have lost weight and kept it off for more than a year included breakfast in their daily eating plans.
If you do not eat until lunch time, that can be up to 18 hours without food.
Studies have shown that children eat breakfast in the morning are less tired and irritable during the day, perform better on tests and have longer attention spans. The same holds true for adults. Eating breakfast will allow you to be more active during the day, increase your energy levels and give you more chances to burn calories. You’re more likely to go for a run if you do not feel exhausted all day.
The foods you eat at breakfast are very important for weight loss. The right kind can keep you satiated and energized for the whole morning, and make it less likely that you’ll splurge on treats later on. The wrong kind can leave you feeling hungry sooner and cause peaks in blood sugar, or unnecessarily add fat to your diet.
Lean protein is the best choice for breakfast food, particularly eggs. Low fat yogurt, ricotta cheese or lean ham are other good options. Fruit and whole grain toast or cereal, like oats, are excellent choices as well. Preferable to your breakfast will be a combination of lean protein and complex carbohydrates, such as boiled eggs on whole grain toast. This is a low fat, low GI ( glycemic index). That meal will slowly release energy during the morning, rather than all at once, which would leave you hungry again. Sugary cereals or white flour pancakes may leave you hungry again quickly, and high fat meals like fried eggs and bacon may cause you to gain weight from too many calories.
Eating a healthy, low fat and low GI breakfast is the best option when it comes to losing weight. Eating breakfast will help you to lose weight and is a much better choice than skipping the meal, Which will leave you tired, and may cause you to overcompensate with forbidden foods later in the day.