In It For Health

Where health and psychology intersect

Eat breakfast!

Posted by Dr. Susan on March 3, 2008

A new study finds that teens who eat breakfast, tend to weigh less, exercise more, have a healthier diet, and are healthier overall. Interesting. There has actually been lots of research and clincal confirmation over the years that supports the theory that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. First, when you don’t eat breakfast, you’re starving by later in the day and tend to binge on high carb foods. Next, you also have an energy slump and are less likely to be active or to be able to focus well. Of course there are many who disagree with this theory–teens and others. They say they’re not hungry first thing in the morning. Okay, I can see that, but then take a bar or some fruit for mid morning whe you do get hungry–just don’t skip the meal all together.

I strongly recommend that parents make sure that younger kids eat breakfast, even if it’s just something small. The message you want to give your kids…and your own body…is that there is always time for self-nurturing

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