A study synopsis recently published by WebMD shows us how important it is to eat breakfast each day.
The study involved performing functional MRI tests on subjects that did and did not eat breakfast while showing each individual high calorie and low calorie foods. The study found that those who ate a good breakfast had about the same response when the healthy and non-healthy options were shown to them, while those who did not eat breakfast responded with significantly more attraction to the high calorie foods – those that promote weight gain.
Tony Goldstone, MD, PhD, a consultant endocrinologist, states that “when people skip meals, especially breakfast, changes in brain activity in response to food may hinder weight loss and even promote weight gain.”
So, grab a healthy breakfast every day that includes both complex carbohydrates (whole grains, oatmeal, etc) and protein for good health and a healthy weight.