Sunday, March 13, 2016

Is Breakfast Really Keeping You Lean?








We've all heard the saying, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What do we base this off of? Scientifically, people who eat breakfast tend to be leaner than those that don't. Recent studies have shown however, that breakfast may not be the deciding factor. It's difficult to tell what single activity is good or bad for you when you have such a variety of actions throughout the day. For example, lets say a person eats breakfast, but then also goes to the gym for one and a half hours and doesn't have dessert later that day.  Those are all fine, healthy actions. Now lets say we have someone who doesn't eat breakfast, has dessert after lunch and dinner, and doesn't regularly excise. When looking at all of your activities, its hard to tell which action is good and bad for you. Who's to say that breakfast is good for, because the person that ate breakfast was overall more healthy than the person who did not. Of course, its always a good idea to eat all three square meals a day, but recent studies have shown that it's not necessary to staying healthy. In fact, many studies show that its better to have smaller, more snack like meals throughout your day, rather than large meals. Personally, I can see both sides to the argument. Our bodies have been having three meals for almost as long as anyone can remember. We've been engineered to eat this way. But, at the same time, breakfast cant be everything. Im sure there are people out there who don't eat breakfast but not only stay lean but healthy, due to all the other activities they take part in during the rest of their day.

Do you personally eat breakfast everyday? And have you noticed changes in weight when you don't eat breakfast for an extended period of time? Why do you think breakfast is important? And do you agree or disagree with this study?

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/03/11/ask-well-does-skipping-breakfast-cause-weight-gain/?ref=health


13 comments:

  1. Yeah I try to eat breakfast every morning. For that energy for the day you know. Never noticed any changes no, to be honest I think this article is really sketchy. How could eating breakfast lead to weight gain, it's just energy for the beginning of the day. Without breakfast, you got no energy in the morning. Breakfast is the most important meal because it is the first one of the day. I disagree with this article, what took so long for this study to pop up. What took so long realizing that we should be reducing our meals. Whole bunch of bologna if you ask me.

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  2. I make sure that I eat breakfast every morning so that I could start out my day with good amounts of energy. When I started to read this article I really did not believe it all. Everyone says that breakfast is such a good energy starter so that you can start off your day good. In my opinion its not breakfast that is making people become fat its the government not sending out foods that are fully healthy for us. And this needs to change.

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  3. I always eat breakfast in the morning. I never feel mentally complete without having eaten something. However, I don't feel like it actually makes a physical difference. As the article mentioned that "rigorous scientific studies have found no evidence that [skipping breakfast causes weight gain]". Breakfast is important as the kick-starter of the day, but based on personal experience, I don't think skipping it will make you fatter.

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  4. Yes I do try to eat breakfast everyday. Normally I would just grab something small to eat like fruit or something. I don't really have a big breakfast every morning because I don't get hungry in the morning but I do try my best to at least get something in my stomach in the morning. No I do not notice any changes in my weight when I don't eat breakfast at some days. I think people would notice change in your weight depending on the meal you eat every morning. I think breakfast is important because it's the first meal of the day and it helps start of your day. I personally do not agree with this article because breakfast should not lead to weight gain. It should only make you gain weight unless you're eating fast food breakfast every single morning but besides that no. Having 3 meals is what's recommended to have every single day, not only is it important but it's also healthy.

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  5. When I was a lot younger, I used to always eat breakfast in the mornings. However, now I rarely eat breakfast. I haven't noticed any change in weight at all since I stopped eating breakfast. I believe that breakfast is important because it is the first meal that you will be eating after sleeping for 8-9 hours. I disagree with the article stating that if you do not eat breakfast then you will experience weight gain because based on my personal experience, I haven't gained any weight at all.

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  6. I personally don't eat breakfast now due to having no time in the morning, but as a kid I use to eat breakfast everyday and the results were great. I would do well in school. Now it's hard to concentrate in class because of an empty stomach. Breakfast is important because it allows you to have energy in the morning and it's the first meal of the day after sleeping for about 8 hours. Honestly, I disagree with this article because it says that eating breakfast makes you gain wait, personally I've been the same weight for the past years.

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  7. I don't eat breakfast everyday because I have no time in the morning to make something or theres no food to eat. I don't notice a change in weight when I don't eat breakfast I just notice my stomach growling during the day. I think breakfast is important because it is what helps your body become prepared for the day after a long night sleep. According to the article a study conducted in February, " found no difference in weight change and most health outcomes between people assigned to eat breakfast for six weeks and those assigned to skip it". I feel it won't impact you weight rather your mental and physical performance throughout the day

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  8. I personally don’t eat breakfast every morning. I have not noticed any changes in my weight when I don’t eat breakfast. I do think breakfast is a very important meal of the day. When I eat breakfast in the morning I feel energized and ready to go, but when I don’t I feel very tired and lazy. Although, I don’t think it’s essential it definitely can help. I don’t agree with it being the only factor to weight gain or loss. I think it’s all a combination of things. If someone wants to lose weight they will need to do a variety of things not just eat a healthy breakfast and the same goes for people that want to gain weight the healthy way.

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  9. I do eat breakfast almost ever morning. Although there are days that I skip breakfast and later at dinner I eat a lot more than if I had eaten breakfast. Yet when I do eat breakfast I still eat a lot at dinner. I somewhat do agree that eating breakfast can help make healthier choices. For example, I have a friend who doesn't eat breakfast, yet exercises later that day and she works out with a friend who does eat breakfast every day. On the other hand another friend eats breakfast every day but doesn't make such good health choices.

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  10. Since I have diabetes, I always eat breakfast every morning.
    I do not notice any changes when I do not eat breakfast.
    Breakfast is important because it is good for you and also, you won't feel hungry during the day. According to the article, it says that people who eat breakfast tend to be leaner than others who don't.
    I disagree with the article because when you don't eat breakfast, you could feel hungry during the day, so that's why I always eat breakfast before I do my activity.

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  11. I totally agree with this article in that it is difficult to determine if breakfast is good for you or not. My opinion is that it would not make a huge difference either way, as there are too many other factors to consider before making a decision, as the article above stated. However, I would say that making the distinction between foods that are "healthy" and actually good for you. Some food packages state that they are "good for breakfast" but have high amounts of sugars and trans fats. Using common sense to avoid these kinds of foods, I would say that breakfast is more of a recommendation than a necessity.

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  12. I agree with this article because breakfast is debated to be the most important meal of the day and that its difficult to see wether breakfast has a positive or negative impact on you. I think that breakfast is good to get your energy for the start of your day but I don't think it is important. Most people have to skip breakfast due to being late for work or school. Personally I don't find much of a difference of eating breakfast and not eating breakfast.

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  13. I see that breakfast is something that is needed for the extra boost I the morning to keep you awake and alert until your next boost of energy. That's how I see breakfast as a way to keep the morning sleepiness away, but that's about it. I don't really think breakfast has much to do with a person's health because someone who doesn't eat breakfast in the morning may not be the most alert but it doesn't mean they have the worst of diets. I don't eat breakfast every morning and I haven't for a really long time, yes I feel groggy in the morning but later on I feel fine so I personally don't find a reason that breakfast needs to be the most important unless someone wants to be energized and or wants a balanced 3 meals a day diet type thing.

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