A Pop-Tart and a multivitamin.
That was my breakfast every morning before elementary, junior high and high school. It was the compromise I reached with my mom because I really didn’t like to eat first thing in the morning.
I still don’t. My stomach doesn’t wake up until lunch.
My current compromise? A lactose-free chocolate protein drink — which I actually kinda like — because I still feel like I should eat something. (I respond well to guilt.)
Well, look out — the breakfast tables have turned! A recent study by researchers in Germany has revealed that eating the morning meal has no impact on the rest of your day except to add to the total number of calories consumed.
You heard me. Breakfast isn’t the ‘most important meal of the day’ like we’ve always been taught, especially if you are trying to watch your weight. When folks skipped breakfast in the study, their caloric intake for the remaining meals was unchanged.
So, if avoiding the morning meal currently works for you?
“Keep doing what you’re doing,” the researchers advise. And in this case, doing nothing is just dandy.
Take that, guilt.
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