I was always a believer of Breakfast. Now that I’ve done more research, I realize that breakfast is not the most important meal of the deal. People who practice intermittent fasting often do not have breakfast. And no, their blood sugar does not plummet. For centuries people did not eat breakfast, this is a modern phenomenon. Enough from me, here is the article:
Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? And does eating a morning meal help us maintain a healthy weight?
The breakfast-is-best dogma is based on a blend of cultural tradition and science (and more than a little cereal marketing.)
Some of the earliest evidence goes back to the 1960s, when researchers in Alameda County, Calif., documented residents’ everyday habits. The long-term study linked eating breakfast — along with other lifestyle choices, including a good night’s sleep and regular exercise — to improved health and longevity.
But in recent years, this association has come under more scrutiny. And what’s emerged points to a more complicated conclusion.
For instance, researchers in Canada who studied the habits of about 12,000 adults concluded that “breakfast consumption was not consistently associated with differences in [body mass index] or overweight prevalence.” And a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that, when it comes to weight loss, breakfast eaters do no better — or worse — than people who skip the morning meal.
Here’s the deal: Lots of American adults aren’t sitting down to breakfast anymore.
In our informal Twitter poll, almost 1 in 5 respondents said they skip the morning meal entirely, or just drink coffee. Another 25 percent of respondents grab a quick yogurt or energy bar at some point during the morning.
Our results mirror the findings of industry research. The NPD Group finds that Americans are moving away from prescribed mealtimes. The trend is most pronounced among millennials, who, according to NPD, skip twice as many breakfast meals compared with older Americans.
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