Breakfast Is Not The Most Important Meal Of The Day

This was a hard blog for me to write, not because of the truth in this topic but on how I wanted to go about explaining this.

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[Protein Pancakes]

Magazines, television, articles, simply marketing in general leads us to believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Supposedly it boosts metabolism, keeps you leaner and healthier. I’ll provide you with valid research in just a minute but if you really think about it; does your body really know what time it is? No, only you do. You are the one that calls it breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner. Your body has no idea of time. It only knows calories going in and what it plans to do with those calories.

There was a study done between two groups of people one that were breakfast eaters and the other group was not; the results were there was no significant difference in fat loss. Both groups lost about the same amount of body fat. So the question is do you really have to eat breakfast? Keep reading and I’ll explain the pros and cons of eating breakfast.

In general, having breakfast sets you up for a good day. Especially if your breakfast is very nutritious you will more than likely make better food choices the remainder of the day. Hence, if you make better food choices the remainder of the day you will more than likely stay within your caloric needs and make good fat loss progress.

But what if you don’t like breakfast why do you have to be forced to eat it? Skipping breakfast is really good for these types of people. Here is an example of a day’s worth of eating for a breakfast eater and a non breakfast eater.

BREAKFAST EATER

7am breakfast 

12pm lunch

3pm snack

6pm dinner 

9pm none 

Vs.

NON BREAKFAST EATER

7am none

12pm lunch

3pm snack 

6pm dinner 

9pm late snack

As you can see the difference between the two people is the times that they choose to put their meals. At the end of the day if they are both following a 1500 calorie diet and they choose to split it out in this way it equates to the same thing. Your body doesn’t know the time it just knows calories coming in.

At the end of the day if you are not losing body fat it’s not because you’re not eating breakfast it’s because you’re still eating too many calories! Or you’re not moving enough. I hope this helps.

As always if you have any questions you can always email me! afit_training@outlook.com 

Xoxo, Alyssa