Stop Skipping Breakfast If You Don’t Want To Be Fat!

June 19, 2007 by  
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By Bryan Lee

Introduction Breakfast is the first meal of our day after we wake up, and is also known as the KING of all meals – the most important one. Not only does breakfast provide us the energy to jumpstart our day, eating breakfast also plays an extremely crucial role in fat loss. This article will further investigate why and how the king of all meals will promote fat loss in our bodies.

Skipping Breakfast Many people on a fat loss diet choose to skip breakfast for one very simple reason – to remove some calories from their diet. After all, by taking in lesser calories than we need, we will be losing weight, right? Not in our case, and we shall see why.

What Happens When You Skip Breakfast? Skipping breakfast brings about many undesirable ill-effects to our body. Researchers have found that healthy women who skipped breakfast for two weeks actually ate more during the rest of the day. These women also had higher levels of LDL cholesterol (BAD) and lower insulin levels than the group of women who ate breakfast. The women who ate breakfast were found to have consumed a total of 100 calories less than the group which skipped breakfast!

So what does this mean? LDL cholesterol, which is bad cholesterol, can clog up our arteries, increasing our risk to heart diseases. When an artery gets clogged up, heart attacks or strokes can happen.

Lower insulin levels are related to diabetes. Insulin is a hormone that helps us store excess glucose in our blood. If our body becomes insensitive to insulin, excess glucose will not be stored, resulting in diabetes.

Upon waking up, the stress hormones in our body (cortisol) are sky high. One function of cortisol is to convert proteins into blood glucose. Excess glucose gets converted into fats. Prolonged periods of skipping breakfast will result in a lot of our body muscles to be broken down and converted into fats. Result? You devolve into a lump of fat!

Start Eating Breakfast! Eating breakfast, especially cereal foods, will release carbohydrates into our bloodstream. Detecting the presence of excess glucose in our bloodstream, our body releases huge amounts of insulin. Insulin is cortisol’s worst nightmare, and the introduction of so much insulin into our body will suppress cortisol levels!

Since our body is so starved during our sleep, all those excess glucose will be immediately shuttled into our liver and muscle cells instead of being converted into fat. Hence, if you have a sweet tooth, breakfast is also the best time of the day to satisfy your sweet cravings without worrying about putting on excess weight! One more reason to not skip breakfast!

Conclusion Fat people skip breakfast. Remember that. If you don’t want to be fat anymore, start eating your breakfast. It is also the only time of the day when you have the least chances of putting on fat. It is the best time of the day to satisfy that sweet craving too! Start eating breakfast tomorrow when you wake up, stop skipping it anymore!

Bryan Lee is an author of Figurelicious (, dedicated to helping people lose weight easy and healthy way. If you found the article above helpful, you can go to Figurelicious for more articles written by Bryan.

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