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Salvere Blog: Whaaat, Breakfast Not Necessary??

August 12, 2015

If you avidly read the Washington Post, an article came out on the science of skipping breakfast. Click HERE to read full article. We will continue the Fitness MOJO blog next week as we wanted to take a little time to discuss this further.

So, for years, you’ve heard things such as:

-You have to eat breakfast to manage your weight.

-Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

-Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.

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This article discusses several different pieces of research and how we utilize various findings. Some of the studies contain only men, some contain a variety of individuals, some are observation based, some showed consistency to weight loss or gain based on breakfast consumption. One thing not discussed is breakfast choices — Often breakfast comes in the form of donuts, pancakes, waffles, very large bagels, croissants, etc. Where do they look into the food choices of the breakfast eaters??

The article also discusses how and why things become part of federal recommendations. One part of that is because of federal breakfast and lunch programs. Does this mean we all must follow them??

Research can become confusing as you can find something to support pretty much all sides. When did we become a society that must have scientific research for EVERYTHING? What, when and how can we utilize the research for a bit of knowledge then pay attention to our own bodies?? Some people wake up ready to eat, other people wake up and the thought of food make them nauseous. Can’t we make decisions with research in mind but listening to what our bodies tell us??¬† We can apply this to breakfast, the “recommended” number of calories, the “best” foods to eat, and this list goes on and on!

We challenge you to think and start to pay attention to how you feel — see if you feel different with different morning choices. See if you feel different when you eat at various times. See if you feel different when you exercise in the morning vs afternoon or evening. Start to make decisions on what your body tells you, not researchers!

by Lisa Martin¬†, owner and trainer at Salvere Health and Fitness. If you’d like to contact Lisa, email her at or call her at (410) 707-0055.