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What happens when you skip breakfast?

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Skipping the morning meal can throw off your body’s rhythm of fasting and eating. When you wake up, the blood sugar your body needs to make your muscles and brain work their best is usually low. Breakfast helps replenish it.

If your body doesn’t get that fuel from food, you may feel zapped of energy -- and you'll be more likely to overeat later in the day.

Breakfast also gives you a chance to get in some vitamins and nutrients from healthy foods like dairy, grains, and fruits. If you don’t eat it, you aren’t likely to get all of the nutrients your body needs.

SOURCES:

KidsHealth.org: “Breakfast Basics.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Breaking the Fast.”

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: “Breakfast.”

Kaiser Permanente: “The Importance of Eating a Good Breakfast.”

American Diabetes Association: “The Importance of Breakfast.”

Brown, A.W. , published online Sept. 4, 2013. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

University of Alabama at Birmingham: “The Breakfast Debate: New Study Determines Whether It Helps With Weight Loss.”

The Hospital for Sick Children: “The Importance of a Healthy Breakfast.”

American Academy of Pediatricians: “The Case for Eating Breakfast.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 27, 2018

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

SOURCES:

KidsHealth.org: “Breakfast Basics.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Breaking the Fast.”

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: “Breakfast.”

Kaiser Permanente: “The Importance of Eating a Good Breakfast.”

American Diabetes Association: “The Importance of Breakfast.”

Brown, A.W. , published online Sept. 4, 2013. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

University of Alabama at Birmingham: “The Breakfast Debate: New Study Determines Whether It Helps With Weight Loss.”

The Hospital for Sick Children: “The Importance of a Healthy Breakfast.”

American Academy of Pediatricians: “The Case for Eating Breakfast.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 27, 2018

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