Skipping Breakfast Everyday Keeps Well-being Away

  • Ak Mohiuddin
Keywords: Breakfast; Meal; Appetite; Omission; Energy; Metabolism; Time; Fasting; Skipping meal

Abstract

Breakfast, the first meal of the day, is considered the most important meal throughout the day.  As nutritionist Adelle Davis famously put it back in the 1960s: “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”. Breakfast is most commonly skipped meal more than lunch and dinner specifically in the young adult in the university study period and those who wake up late. Lack of time is the main reason behind skipping meals, in general, lack of appetite, inability to cook, fasting/religion, and not being hungry. Many people are used to be in a hurry for job, business, children’s’ school in the morning where a filled stomach may prevent them to walk a long way. It is obvious that the irregular omission of breakfast may be effective in energy intake reduction over the next 24 hours and in this day, exercise performance may be compromised. There is no evidence that breakfast skipping reduces overeating or prevent weight gain. Some people argue that breakfast and good health is a marketing strategy by breakfast companies.

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Published
2019-03-30
How to Cite
Mohiuddin, A. (2019). Skipping Breakfast Everyday Keeps Well-being Away. Acta Medica, 50(1), 26-33. https://doi.org/10.32552/2019.ActaMedica.331
Section
Review