Last week’s post addressed how breakfast and weight loss work together in part because breakfast is necessary to provide energy for the day. It also gave some hints for non breakfast eaters to ease into a morning meal. Let’s finish our short series on why eating breakfast matters by tackling the number one question folks trying to lose weight ask:
I want to lose weight. Why are you telling me to eat MORE?
I could talk until I am blue in the face (and often do) about why deprivation diets don’t work, but let’s look at the research instead.
Gherlin – the hormone that increases hunger and hunger signals is best regulated and suppressed at breakfast. Breakfast actually determines how hungry you are through the rest of the day. Everyone I know who has dieted has one big complaint – they are hungry! Breakfast curbs that hunger – all day long. And if simple hunger suppression isn’t enough to convince you to give breakfast a try, these facts should.
Research shows that people who lose weight and keep it off are breakfast eaters. Not only do breakfast eaters eat less all day long, they are more satiated, and also exercise more than breakfast skippers.
If you are tired, stuck in a weight loss plateau, or frustrated by feeling hungry all the time, adding breakfast to your daily routine may be just what you need to drop those pounds and feel better all day long. Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments section below.