10 Reasons to Eat Breakfast

Find out why eating breakfast can lead to a healthier and happier you

10 Reasons to Eat Breakfast
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Do you find yourself dipping in and out of consciousness by midmorning? Suddenly, your boss starts to sound like one of the adults from Charles Schulz's Peanuts and, for the love of God, you can't seem to keep your eyes open. The funny thing is, you got plenty of sleep last night, so why are you so tired? Well, if you skipped breakfast, you might have set yourself up for a day of failure.

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper,” is an old saying that rings true to this day. Often, we ditch the breakfast routine in order to catch an early train or to cut back on the calories. Some even find it hard to will themselves to eat that early in the day. But hear you me, friend: Breakfast is not the enemy.

Skipping breakfast not only completely ignores your body's needs, but it also deprives it of so many positive benefits. Eating later in the day can ruin your body's chances of burning off unnecessary fat, consequently putting yourself at risk for obesity, heart disease, and robbing your brain of intelligence. It really is that serious.

Now, of course, in order to reap all of the benefits of breakfast, which include radiant skin and a better immune system, you can't go shoving breakfast pastries down your throat whilst running out the door. Even sweetened, sugary cereals aren't going grant these benefits. To start the day off right, breakfast should be a complete meal with whole grains, protein, and fiber.

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Nice site this one. I woke up not feeling well this morning to have my breakfast and I found this article on 10 reason to eat breakfast. Its fantastic.

TBone's picture

This is CooL!

jb4569's picture

Well, it's food for thought (pun intended).

I never eat breakfast. The last thing I feel like doing when I wake up is eat. I'm not hungry.

From a mental standpoint, I have no problem with this. From a physical standpoint, I don't seem to be lacking energy or anything, though I will allow the possibility that there may be things going on in my body that I'm not aware of. But for all practical purposes, not eating breakfast doesn't seem to affect me.

However, it's possible I'm wrong, and I suppose the only way to find out is to start eating breakfast to see if I notice any changes.

ThisIsSoFarFromTheTruth's picture

Meh, forget it. Please just read this.
http://www.leangains.com/2010/10/top-ten-fasting-myths-debunked.html

The main thrust of this article seems to be that eating breakfast is best for my emotional or mental relationship with food. If one does not already have some sort of eating disorder, like the obese or anorexic, there is no reason skipping breakfast would cause one. Not everyone dwells on their eating habits every minute of the day. Some people just want to get to work 15 minutes earlier.

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