skip breakfast at your own peril

THINKING ABOUT SKIPPING BREAKFAST?
YOU MAY PAY A HIGH METABOLIC PRICE

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Doctor Elizabeth Thomas and her team from the University of Colorado School of Medicine recently presented a yet-to-be published study to the annual meeting of the Endocrinology Society stating that women who skipped breakfast had a poor metabolic response to their lunch.  Her team concluded that when women skipped breakfast, they had larger ‘spikes’ of blood sugar and Insulin during later meals. According to her study, as many as one in five Americans skip breakfast, which, as she showed, sets people up for both TYPE II DIABETES and increased BMI (Body Mass Index — weight gain). 

Some of the findings mentioned by Dr. Thomas’ team concerning previous studies as related to the problems associated with not eating breakfast included….

  • Impaired insulin sensitivity
  • Increase food consumption later in the day
  • Increased hunger
  • Diminished ability to feel ‘full’
  • Poor lipid profiles (high cholesterol, high triglycerides, etc)

Bear in mind, however, that I am beginning to realize that at least for some people, skipping breakfast is the single best thing they could do for themselves (HERE).

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