Everyone has their own answer to this question. Some people think yes, some say no , and some say it depends.
What I thought was interesting was when I heard that fasting at breakfast , drinking only water in the morning, and to only eat your first meal after noon is how breakfast should be done. For me personally , this wouldn’t work. I am an active individual and water would not suffice. I AM ALWAYS HUNGRY. So , I was very confused because that is not something I had believed about breakfast. Where I come from breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day, so that is basically what I have been doing for my entire life. Whether its fruit, cereal , a sandwich , oatmeal , a pastry ,slice of toast with jelly …I believe it is important to have something. It gives me more energy , it helps my mood, and I feel like I can think more clearly when I have something to eat in the morning. We go to to sleep at night for 6-8 hours of the day ( some of us have more), and we don’t eat during those hours. So isn’t that the fasting part ? When we wake up in the morning we are ‘breaking the fast’. At least that’s what I think lol . Other cultures and people may have other ways that they go about breakfast, so if that is you please comment below and share , I would love to know. Please educate me 😄!
However , I reviewed a few recent studies , and this is what I have found that stood out to me.
Research study done by Psychology Today has found that a big breakfast can actually lead to people gaining more weight. What we actually eat for breakfast and when we do correlates to how our overall weight is maintained. After following 96,000 Adventists , they found that ones who ate three meals a day while eating snack in between meals gained more weight while others who ate less meals , loss weight. More so, it was found that people who ate a bigger meal at breakfast were less likely to be overweight unlike those that ate their biggest meal at lunch or at dinner time. So for this study, those that ate breakfast seemed to be at a healthy weight than those who skipped breakfast. The researchers did another study relating more to obesity , and what they did was have 93 obese women eat 1400 calories of healthy foods per day for 12 weeks. They split them up into groups where one group had the 1400 calories at the beginning of the day, and the other had it in the evening. Upon completion of the 12 weeks, the results were that both groups lost weight. BUT, the morning group lost significantly more weight, actually more than twice the weight than the group who ate their 1400 calories of healthy food in the evening. For the morning group they recorded improvements in the amount of belly fat and sugar levels. From this, it was also suggested from the American Heart Association, that it is recommended to plan and time your meals and snacks to reduce the chances of obtaining heart disease.
So do I think breakfast is important to start your day ? Absolutely.
This was just one of the articles I reviewed, and there are several ones out there, as this topic is relatively new and is currently being studied today. Things are always changing , so do your research and make sure you are making healthy choices !
Thanks for reading🤗🌹