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?