Skipping breakfast? Don’t be a fool


I have been eating the same thing for breakfast for as long as I can remember now.

A nice warm bowl of porridge six days a week and poached eggs on toast on either Saturday or Sunday. When The Boy and I go out for breakfast it’s eggs Florentine with smoked salmon which I mentioned here.

One of the signs something was amiss before finding out I was pregnant was that I could no longer stomach porridge. The sheer thought of it made my tummy turn. For about five months all I could eat for breakfast was banana on toast. Funnily enough I haven’t touched it since.

I never EVER skip breakfast. In fact I make it a priority as soon as my feet hit the floor in the morning – well right after The Baby is seen to that is.

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and if  you are skipping it you are a fool. Eating breakfast kick starts your metabolism for the day and refuels the body. Think about it – the last time you ate was at dinner time the night before. If you miss breakfast your body has gone without food for more than 10 hours.

By skipping breakfast you are forcing your body into starvation mode and it will cling to fat stores in order to survive. So if you are missing breakfast in order to lose weight you are in fact doing yourself a huge disservice. This terrible habit is slowing your metabolism and fat burning will be at an all-time low. Never skip meals – you will not lose weight. This concept is so stupid I can’t even begin to get my head around it.

Breakfast also gives you energy and mums need energy. So eat up!

“I don’t have time to eat breakfast”. The catch-cry of mothers everywhere. Bullsh*t. Make time. How hard is it to peel a banana, chuck it in the blender with some milk, protein and honey? I’d say it’d take you about three minutes.

Or you could do what I did last night and make some delicious, healthy, filling porridge overnight in the slow cooker so when you wake up all you need to do is spoon it in to a bowl and eat it.

Here is what I did but you can make up your own combination

1/4 cup of oats – I use steel-cut oats

1 cup of water

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tsp LSA

Handful of berries

Bang it all into the slow cooker. Switch it on to low. Go to bed and let it work its magic.

When morning comes spoon it into a bowl topped with 1/4 cup of milk – I prefer to use almond or soy – and eat up. Delicious!

Now there really is no excuse to skip breakfast ever again.