What happens when you skip breakfast?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You know it and yet you decide that you will lose weight if instead of a sandwich or eat muesli apple? Breakfast is the first source of energy for the body for the day and if you do not deliver it follows a chain of negative reactions in the body.

Here they are:

Drop your blood sugar

A study published in the Journal of Frontiers of Human Neuroscience shows that snacking helps restore glycogen in the body and stabilize insulin levels. If the load with glucose body will feel the acute cravings during the remainder of the day.

Your metabolism slows

There is evidence that early nutrition can boost your metabolism and encourage burning more calories throughout the day, according to examine not in the magazine. International Journal of Obesity. When you leave the body without food for a long time, it goes into protection mode and begins to hoard calories (as the body bears preparing for hibernation).

Stress hormones jump

Breakfast has a positive effect on cortisol, a major “stress hormones” produced by the adrenal glands, says the study done at the University of Texas at Austin. Cortisol has many functions, including helping the body use sugar (glucose) and fat for energy and is responsible for feelings of anxiety and tension.

The heart also suffers

Regular skipping breakfast can make you more susceptible to weight gain and increase the risk of heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, says the official statement of the American Heart Association.

16-year study of Harvard University, in which participation took nearly 27 000 men aged 45-82 years showed that those who skip breakfast every day were 27 percent higher risk of heart attack or death due to coronary heart disease.