Why you should never miss your Breakfast?
The alarm rings and the brain starts to worry: ‘It’s time to get up and we have consumed the whole fuel”. It calls upon the first neuron it has handy to find out how much glucose is available in the blood. The response arrives on behalf of the blood; There is sugar available only enough for the next 15 to 20 minutes, that’s it.
The brain replies to the neuron messenger: ‘Alright, go and talk to the liver to see what it has in reserve. The liver checks its savings account and replies that the total funds will last for about 20 to 25 minutes’. In total there are about 290 grams of glucose, which means, it will last for about 45 minutes; during this time the brain would be praying to ‘The Lord’ to see if we feel like having breakfast.
If we are in a rush or it feels unbearable to eat in the morning, the poor organ will have to put up an emergency: Maximum alert: we are getting an economy package. Cortisone, dear, take out whatever you can from the muscle cells, the bone ligaments, and from skin collagen”.
The cortisone puts to work all the mechanisms so that the cells open up to let out proteins, just like a mom’s purse opens up when buying items. These proteins pass through the liver to convert them into blood glucose. This process continues until we get back to eating.
As you can see, Whoever thinks it is ok not to eat breakfast, is actually fooling himself/herself: that person is eating his/her own muscles, it is auto devouring himself/herself. Consequently, the person loses muscle tone and the brain, which instead of being busy with intellectual functions, spends all morning activating the emergency system in order to obtain fuel and food.
How does this affect our weight? When a person starts the day fasting, he/she starts up an energy-saving strategy because of which the metabolism reduces. The brain does not know how long the fasting will last, so it takes upon the most severe restrictive measures. That’s why if the person decides to have lunch later, the food shall be accepted as excess, It will have deviated towards the “fat reserve” bank and the person will gain weight.
So never skip breakfast, your body will appreciate it and will reward you with better health. By having breakfast, you will have enough energy, which will help your mind work faster, faster, keeping your body relaxed, with better movement capabilities and your stress will reduce.
Source: Dr. Daniela jakubowic (Endocrinologist).