Breakfast can be broken up into two words – break and fast, meaning to break the fast your body has experienced since dinner. We now know that fasting reduces your metabolic rate and going without breakfast will continue this fast throughout the day. Your body could be going up to 18 hours without food if you do not eat until lunch. Doing this will keep your metabolic rate low and will decrease how many calories you will burn throughout the morning. Having breakfast will not only give you more energy throughout the day, meaning you will feel better, be more active and burn off more energy, but it will “jump start” your metabolism so that you will burn off more energy through-out the day. There are very good studies to show that people who eat a healthy breakfast are leaner than people who skip it.
Quick Tip: Jump start you daily metabolism with breakfast. If you miss breakfast you will increase your chances of being fat!