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The Perils of Skipping Breakfast

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Still skipping breakfast to lose weight? You're not doing yourself a favor. When you wake up in the morning, you're in a fasted state. If you don't eat, your body will continue to break down your fuel stores (glycogen) and muscle, not fat, for energy.

Your metabolic rate will also be running in a lower gear, meaning your body will naturally burn fewer calories. What's worse, you'll continue to get hungrier as the day goes on and you'll end up eating more of your calories toward the end of the day as a result. 

We can't say it too many times: Start your day off right with breakfast and continue to eat small meals every two to three hours after that.

About The Author

Mark Verstegen – An internationally-recognized leader and innovator in the world of athletic performance training, Mark Verstegen is the founder and president of EXOS.

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Tags: Metabolism, Weight Loss, Breakfast