Mom Was Right (For Once): Eat Your Breakfast

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This may be a hard truth to swallow, particularly if you have to get up at the crack of dawn and fight the urge to let your bed suck you back into oblivion. But momma was absolutely right: you gotta eat your breakfast, kiddo.

The benefits of eating breakfast are numerous, but, if after reading the benefits of a healthy breakfast, you’d still rather have the extra 10 minutes of snooze time, well then, you deserve to be smacked upside the head, and by no other person than your very own mother.

Of course, the whole point here is to find ways for you to save money, and you might be tempted to say: “Hey! But I save money by not having breakfast, you dimwit!”

But here’s where your flawless money-saving scheme starts to seem less than perfect. If you skip breakfast, you might be saving money on breakfast foods, but chances are you’ll end up spending a lot more on lunch. And for a purely biological reason. By the time lunch time comes around, your last important meal will have taken place well over 12 hours earlier. So at around noon you probably feel just one Whopper isn’t going to do it for you, and decide to have your way with a Triple. And you opt to supersize your combo.

Now, does this sound like you’re saving money? A good, healthy breakfast will not only give you enough energy to sustain you throughout a busy day, it will also curb your desire to eat a big lunch. Although you will be spending money on breakfast ingredients, it’s still a lot less than you will most likely spend on lunch when you’re ravenously hungry. Here are some of the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast:

  • you consume more minerals and vitamins
  • you consume less cholesterol and fat
  • you have a more productive morning and increased concentration
  • you control your weight because it boosts metabolism

Now, as for healthy breakfast recipes or ideas…..go do some research! What am I, your mother?