5 Reasons You Should Never Skip Breakfast

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Do you feel like your best friend in the morning is the snooze button on your alarm clock? I used to feel that way too! Sometimes I’d push that thing half a dozen times, right up until the very moment I had to get out of bed to make it to work on time. That often meant a quick stop at Tim Hortons for a muffin or my other favourite back in the day, a McDonalds sausage egg McMuffin, 2 hash browns and of course, a coffee. And if I was really short on time, I would forget about breakfast all together.

Who needs breakfast anyway. You can always grab something on your coffee break, right?

Well hold on a second there. I need to fill you in on a little secret. Yes, my overweight, highly caffeinated, pre-diabetic past is the perfect example of why breakfast is actually something we need to pay closer attention to if we want to live a long and healthy life.

I’ve since learned that out of all the my bad habits, skipping breakfast was one of my worst. Research is increasingly showing that missing the most important meal of the day leads to a whole host of serious health problems! This week, I want to share a few of them with you.

1. Breakfast Helps Control Your Weight

A long term study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people in the habit of skipping breakfast in both childhood and adulthood had a larger waist circumference, higher insulin levels and higher levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol than breakfast eaters. In plain English, that means skipping breakfast screws up your metabolism big time, resulting in weight gain.

2. Skipping Breakfast Increases the Risk of Heart Disease

The Harvard School of Public Health recently published a study that found men aged 45 to 82 who regularly skip breakfast increase their risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart disease by a whopping 27 percent! The large study controlled for the impact of smoking, exercise, diet, and many other factors and the deadly effects of skipping breakfast persisted.

3. Skipping Breakfast Increases the Risk of Diabetes

Another study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that men who skip breakfast had a 21% higher risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. This study found that the effect of skipping breakfast persisted even after considering other factors, like body mass and the nutritional quality of the subjects’ regular diet.

4. Skipping Breakfast Increases Menstrual Pain and Constipation

Who’d have thought skipping breakfast could even affect menstrual pain? A Japanese study investigated this question, with surprising results! Women who eat breakfast once a week or less suffer more intense menstrual pain than breakfast eaters, as well as digestive disorders and constipation.

And what about your children?

5. Kids Need a Healthy Breakfast Daily

meta-analysis of 47 studies into the effects of breakfast skipping found that children who miss breakfast are more likely to be overweight than breakfast eaters. Breakfast skipping in children is also associated with poor memory, lower test scores and poor school attendance. That is awfully convincing evidence that a healthy breakfast is essential for your children’s health and well-being!

Are you convinced yet? I hope so!

A bowl of cereal is better than nothing, but why cheat your body of the opportunity for a nutrient-packed, super-healthy meal to fire up your engines every morning? If you’re excited about the importance of eating breakfast every day after reading this post, here is a fantastic recipe to help get you started!

It’s for my Rise & Shine Cereal. The special feature of this cereal is you still get to eat the cereal you love, Frosted Flakes or Fibre One, it’s all good!

This is great Adam! Thank you for this recipe, but I’m ready to take it a step further. 

I am so happy that you’re an action taker and are ready to commit to your health and the healthy of your family. To help make that easier for you to achieve, I’ve got great news! I’ve put together an amazing Breakfast Reboot – 14 Day Breakfast plan, just for you!

Brreakfast Reboot

My Breakfast Reboot – 14 Day Breakfast Plan is specially designed for you to finally discover how it feels to live without the mid afternoon energy crashes or those dreaded late night sugar cravings. How would it feel to be watching television at night and NOT need to reach for the bowl of chips or the bag of cookies?

Whether you want more energy, a trimmer waistline, tighter abs, less sugar cravings or fun ways to feed the entire family, this fully digital plan is for you. Keep an eye on your inbox. I will be sending you, in the coming days, a personal invite to be one of the first to get your hands on this super fantastic, easy to implements, makes me feel amazing Breakfast Reboot – 14 Day Breakfast plan!

Now off to edit the final video in the plan that will ROCK your breakfast socks off.

Can you FEEL the heightened energy already? AND you haven’t even started day 1 yet. Imagine how you’ll FEEL after 14 days? OH YEAH!

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About Adam Hart

Adam Hart is the bestselling author of The Power of Food. When not on stage speaking, Adam can be found helping one of his many corporate clients in awakening an abundance of energy through his highly engaging stress management solutions.Contact Adam to book a demo for an enhanced corporate wellness experience.


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