I'm noticing the same trend with obese adolescents. In fact, studies have associated weight gain with increased fast food intake and skipping breakfast in adolescents as they transition into adulthood.
To make up for the calories missed, those who skip breakfast and lunch eventually eat and often end up over compensating and overeating even greater calories than a healthy breakfast and lunch would have provided.
Eating about every four hours fuels the body. Participating in physical activity increases lean muscle and boosts metabolism to burn more calories. Eating a portion controlled breakfast, lunch and dinner provides nutrition and energy for work, play and daily activities.
For meal planning and weight management support consult a registered dietitian nutritionist. If you're struggling with binge-eating be sure to discuss it with your doctor.
- Food is important
- Food is Fuel
- THINK Food Groups
- Plan ahead
- Avoid Fast Foods
- Portion Control
- Select Quality Foods for Better Health
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