12 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Skip Breakfast
Who needs cereal, eggs, and bacon in the a.m. when your tummy doesn’t even rumble till near lunchtime? You’d be surprised.
Your periods may get worse
Ladies, it may be in your best interest to make time for breakfast every morning. A 2009 study conducted by Japanese researchers analyzed the eating habits of 315 female college students. The students who didn’t eat breakfast had poor general health, painful period cramps, and higher incidents of irregular periods. Don’t miss these food hacks for a healthier breakfast.
You’ll have more cravings later
A protein-packed start can help manage your appetite throughout the day. “Studies have shown that eating a breakfast with a substantial amount of protein (around 20 grams) has an impact on nutritional choices the rest of the day,” Weston says. “Because dietary protein suppresses appetite and provides satiety between meals, people who eat a high-protein breakfast tend to eat fewer calories overall during the day compared to people who eat a high-carbohydrate breakfast.” In general, we make worse food choices when we’re hungry, so feeling satisfied after breakfast can put you on the right track. But, if you are truly not hungry in the morning, it’s OK to listen to your body. Instead, “try eating something light, such as a piece of fruit with nut butter or no-sugar-added yogurt,” Weston says. Next, check out these17 healthy breakfast mistakes you probably make every morning.