People who eat breakfast may be better able to resist fatty and high-calorie foods later in the day. One study, published in a 2015 issue of Public Health Nutrition, found that adults with type 2 diabetes who ate breakfast ate less later in the day. A morning meal—especially one that is rich in protein and healthy fat—seems to stabilize blood sugar levels throughout the day. A study of obese people with type 2 diabetes who took insulin, presented at the 2018 meeting of the Endocrine Society, found that eating more at breakfast (but not a higher number of daily calories overall) resulted in weight loss, improved blood sugar control, and decreased the need for insulin. Here are some other things that happen to your body when you skip breakfast.
Artificial sweeteners do not raise your blood sugar if you have type 2 diabetes. However, if you do not yet have type 2 diabetes, it’s best to avoid them. Consuming low-calorie sweeteners could promote metabolic syndrome and actually increase the risk of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, especially those who are obese, according to the Endocrine Society. While experts are by no means saying that sugary beverages are healthier—particularly for people with diabetes who need to avoid them at all costs—these findings do suggest that people who drink artificially sweetened beverages should do so in moderation as part of a healthy diet. Here’s what else happens when you cut artificial sweeteners from your diet.