Circadian rhythms

Skipping Breakfast & Weight Gain: The Surprising Link Exposed

by Mike Mutzel

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The relationship between breakfast, sleep, and weight is complex. While skipping breakfast has been traditionally linked with weight gain, new evidence emphasizes the critical role of adequate sleep in maintaining a healthy weight. By focusing on good sleep hygiene and balanced nutrition, individuals can better manage their weight and overall health.

 

 

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Research Mentioned:

Yang, W. et al. Short sleep time may be the main reason for irregular breakfast to cause overweight—a cross-sectional study. Front. Nutr. 11, 1310155 (2024).
 

Time Stamps:

00:00 Irregular breakfast eaters have increased body mass indexes.

01:00 Food influences your circadian clock system like light does.

02:00 Change of energy balance is one cause of overweight.

02:15 Irregular meal timing perturbs your circadian rhythm.

04:10 Time eating and exercise consistently.

05:45 Regular breakfast eating habits (eating or not eating) are linked to lower body mass index.

06:45 Exercise outdoors.

07:20 Regular exercise impacts sleep.

08:30 Irregular sleep duration and timing influences irregular feeding timing.

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