Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?
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I would like to start this off with these points
-breakfast makes you energized
-breakfast helps you focus
-breakfast determines what you eat throughout the day
-breakfast influences body fat.
Yes, i do believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating a healthy breakfast can make you more energized throughout the day, healthy as in bagels, whole wheat bread/cereal (Cheerios). One main reason eating breakfast is a must is, if you dont eat breakfast, you have gone at least 18 hours without eating (from dinner to your sleeping time to lunch). This leads on to my next point, breakfast makes you focus. Put yourselves into a persons shoes who has not eaten breakfast. How would you feel? You would feel hungry or tired. You won't be able to focus as much as if you had eaten a breakfast. This then leads you to make rash decisions and just to the fact that you will have a bad day. If you have a bad day, then you will go eat. It is a proven fact that if you are sad, you will automatically reach for a cheeseburger or "soul food". In other words fatty food. Food that can clog arteries and cause cancer. Think about it, all of this could have been prevented if you had just eaten a good breakfast.
All of these links prove what you are saying wrong.
Your first point is that breakfast makes you energized.(http://www.huffingtonpost.com...) If 31 million Americans skip breakfast every day then its effects do not mean much.
More people skip breakfast than any other meal and the most skipped meal is really unlikely to be the best.
Your next point states that breakfast helps you focus. You give no reason why skipping breakfast is any different from skipping lunch or dinner making this point invalid.
You say that breakfast determines what you eat throughout the day. You again have nothing to support this. This is invalid until you can find proof.
You say that breakfast influences body fat. Eating influences body fat. This is not just unique to breakfast.
Contention 1: 31 million Americans do not eat breakfast. The most important meal of the day getting skipped by more than 10% of the population. I really do not think that this is the best meal if it is skipped so often.
Contention 2: Big breakfasts make you fat.(http://www.msnbc.msn.com...) This goes with his point about how breakfast influences weight gain. At a time such as this gaining weight is not good for our society. This is more a early rebuttal.
Contention 3:(http://www.cyberfriends.com...) Breakfast is the smallest meal and the most important mean should be the largest.
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Now onto my points about breakfast affecting what you do. The logic behind skipping breakfast will make you fat is, if you dont eat breakfast you will hungry, now ask yourself this, when you're hungry how many times have you thought, "oh, im going to eat a healthy snack" only a few people will say that. Most people will just reach for a bag of potatoe chips and sit on the couch. All of these lead to obesity. Now onto my point about breakfast making you alert and doing better. When you are hungry it is common sense that you will not do as well when you are full. There is my arguement, you cannot debate that, and if you do it is invalid.
Now i am going to answer your points. When you say that over 10% of the population does not eat breakfast, this is exactly why america is one of the most unhealthy countries in the world. It has the most death rate for obesity and diabetes. Onto your point about BIG breakfast making you fat, i said nothing about BIG breakfasts, i am talking about healthy breakfasts. This leads me onto your point about the most important meal being the largest, first this is completely irrevelant, just because a meal is big does not mean it is the most important. Adding onto that argument, you get your source from a blog, that is not a credible source and anyone can post there. Therefore you should vote for me there. Im going to go onto your arguement about any food affecting fat. Yes any meal can affect fat, but breakfast is the meal that makes the biggest influence/impact. You also say that if the most skipped meal is the least important. That is also an irrevelant statement and probably you just made that up as an analytic. There are many reasons why breakfast might be skipped. The person might be to rushed he does not have time, or he just does not like to eat in the morning.
I will move on to the debate now.
You must provide proof that not eating breakfast makes you fat. Eating less does not make you fat by any means.
To your point about skipping lunch or dinner only 8 hours lost and skipping breakfast having 16 hours without eating is simply not true. I am assuming breakfast is a 6:00 and lunch at 12:00 and dinner at around 8:00. Skipping breakfast is 16 hours as you said. Skipping lunch is 14 hours and skipping dinner is 18 hours without eating. By your logic Dinner is the most important mean of the day.
Your next point says that everyone who eats breakfasts are unhealthy slobs. This is personal choice and has nothing to do with whether you eat breakfast or not.(http://www.msnbc.msn.com...) People eat the same no matter how large the breakfast.
You next say that people who are full do better than people who do not eat. I am not arguing that eating is bad and that people should starve themselves. I am saying that breakfast is not the most important meal.
"There is my arguement, you cannot debate that, and if you do it is invalid." This is debate.org. If you think this go away.
My first point is that many people skip breakfast and you rebut this by saying this is why America is full of fat people.
(http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk...) Britan does it too but even more than the Unites States.
2: "that the only thing a big breakfast does is lard on more pounds. No matter how many calories are consumed in the morning, people eat the same size lunch and dinner " and that adds up to more total calories when the breakfast is big, according to the study, which was published in the Nutrition Journal." (http://www.msnbc.msn.com...) My point still stands. We could lose a few fattys in this world.
3: The most important meal is the largest. You have nothing to refute my source so it still stands.
I would also like to rebutt your statement on the time frames. I am sorry to say but i believe your times are way off. First counting dinner when you dont eat lunch is cheating. I am talking about the time between dinner and breakfast to dinner and lunch. You cant just count breakfast to dinner.
The reason i am saying that you cannot argue with one point is because if you argue you are saying that you feel better when you are starving than when you are full. I mean if you want to waste time arguing that sure but i would not suggest it.
Next you say that britain skips breakfast, britain also has fat people/ unhealthy people.
Also i did not say people who dont eat breakfast are unhealthy slobs. Rewording my words is not fair for debate. Yes, i know it is a personal choise but it is a deadly one.
I would like to end this speach by thanking my partner and dealing with my temper tantrum in the middle of this debate.
I truly enjoyed debating with you,
He states in his second point that skipping breakfast has a bigger effect than skipping any other meal. He does not defend this and says that skipping meals in general is bad. "You cant just count breakfast to dinner." Then you cannot count dinner to lunch like you have been.
You have no proof that not eating breakfast correlates to people getting fat and as I have proof stating otherwise I win his point.
My first point says that massive amount of people skip breakfast. You say that everybody is a fat slob and give nothing to base it off of. Not anywhere near this amount skip lunch or dinner each day.
He does not attack my second point so that still stands strong.
My third point is that eating small amounts of food does not make something the most important meal. On a side note if you just eat potato chips and soda that is not even a meal. I pretty much drop this argument but as I have won all others vote for con.
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Vote Placed by emj32 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro is the only person i've ever seen that has had an entire debate round removed by a moderator..on several debates.
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