Skipping breakfast can cause a number of problems. Many studies in the past have researched and established that breakfast forms one of the most important meals of our day.
It has become a common trend nowadays, especially for the working class. Missing breakfast seems to be an easy option for the people getting late for work, late risers, school and college goers, and more so amongst health professionals themselves. It may also be a common false notion that skipping your breakfast helps you lose weight. It is now unfortunately advised in many diet apps, diet plans.
But beware. You must know.
Research done on many people missing breakfast show that it increases the risk of following:
Higher chances of cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks, atherosclerosis etc. According to a study published in JAMA, the people who skipped breakfast were at a greater risk of getting a heart attack as compared to those who did not.
Skipping breakfast makes one eat more the rest of the day, ultimately leading to weight gain rather than loss. Like for example, a person may feel more intense hunger in the afternoon times and tend to have a heavy lunch.
Women missing breakfast were found to be more susceptible to developing diabetes mellitus
According to a study published in a famous human behaviour and trends journal, the European team found that out of 154 women, 88 used to miss their breakfast, and out of those about 70% had higher levels of tiredness, low mood, loss of interest in surroundings, and showed depressive symptoms.
Sleep Cycle disturbances
Low energy levels
The body needs fuel to meet the energy demands during the entire day. The highest energy demands are in the morning hours, where lack of breakfast may lead to tiredness
Some studies have even showed that it can lead to hair loss.
However, most of these studies are observational, and cannot establish direct cause – effect relationships.