Choose One: Healthier to Eat The Donut Or Just Skip Breakfast?

July 6, 2017

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Time for a quick game quiz about donuts and breakfast.  The only rule about this quiz is that you must choose one of the two answers.  OK, here we go.  You wake up and race into work.  Next to the coffeemaker is a pink box filled with donuts.  Is it healthier to eat one of those sugary, fried donuts filled with empty calories?  Or skip breakfast altogether and wait until lunch for a healthier option?  Although you may be inclined to wait until lunch, the healthier option of the two is to eat the sugary donut rather than skip breakfast. It is true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it's not just a saying. Your body's last intake of fuel occurred 8 to 10 hours the previous day.  Not giving it fuel in the morning sets you up for poor performance, slows your metabolism down and leads to a disappointing and frustrating body image as you tend to overeat when you finally do get food (as well as giving you in a Grumpy Gus attitude in between) Dieticians agree that it's better to eat something than nothing in the morning. Now that doesn't mean you should eat a calorie-laden donut or similar food every morning because it's better than nothing.  It should be a signal to better prepare your mornings and allow time to eat a healthy breakfast.  Studies show that eating a consistent breakfast is associated with the reduced risk of health consequences like obesity and hypertension and in the realm of keeping weight off, The National Weight Control Registry found that of individuals who have lost weight and kept it off, 78% eat breakfast every day.


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