You've heard this before, and I'll say it again Ė breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You've been asleep all night and your brain and body need fuel to work properly. Lots of studies show we perform better on cognitive tests when we eat breakfast. So, please, don't skip breakfast.
Why do so many people skip breakfast? Some skip breakfast because they think it's a good way to cut calories and lose weight. But it isn't. People who eat breakfast every day actually have a better time with weight management than breakfast-skippers do.
Another reason people skip breakfast is time. Some days it just seems easier to skip breakfast than go through the hassle of cooking something. But breakfast doesn't have to be a lavish creation Ė with just a little prep, breakfast can be fast, easy and healthy. A quick healthy breakfast should contain protein (like eggs, cheese, yogurt), fiber (from whole grains or fruit) and carbohydrates to fuel your body and keep you feeling full throughout the morning. A boiled egg, slice of whole grain toast and a glass of juice makes a great quick and healthy breakfast (and so easy if you have a batch of hard-boiled eggs on hand). Here are more ideas: