WHY YOU SHOULDN’T SKIP BREAKFAST

I am without a shadow of a doubt, a morning person. Like a big time, happy happy morning person. The kind you would rather not bump into unless of course you are a morning person too! I love morning time so much, especially if I get up early enough to get things done before I leave the house.  Breakfast is my most favourite meal of the day and whether I’m rushed off my feet or in a frantic mess, whatever happens I never skip breakfast…and I’m going to explain why. 

I’ve spoken to so many people that skip breakfast. I seriously don’t know how they do it. I can completely understand that often we can be in a major rush first thing, bundling the kids in the car to go to school, frantically running through notes for a meeting, or the horrific situation your alarm not going off. Whatever obstacles come in front of us at 7am, we should still have no excuse to miss the first meal of the day.

I like to vary my breakfast routine. Sometimes I like banana and peanut butter on toast, other days I will have enjoy my overnight oats, but there are days when I won’t have had time to even plan but that is no excuse to miss it. When that happens that is when I have my Belvita breakfast biscuits. Quick, easy and perfect for kick starting my day when I am on the go!

There are many health reasons why you shouldn’t skip your first meal of the day, but here are a few of the main reasons why I never miss breakfast. 


Rise in energy // Without kick starting your day with a tasty breakfast, you might feel a bit sluggish and it may make you feel lethargic. Why you ask? Lack of essential vitamins, such a vitamin C, D, and B who all play a part in our energy levels. You’ll also be missing out on fibre… the point below gives you the low down on that one.


Digestion issues // By eating breakfast you kick start your metabolism which basically gets your body motor running . Without that you can sometimes find that regular bowel movements don’t happen, making you not only uncomfortable but can also cause more problems down the line. 


Gaining weight // How can not eating cause weight gain? Apparently there is a significant possibility that if you do skip breakfast you’ll be far more likely to binge eat later on or just consume more than you’d need to. 11 am munchies? Where is the biscuit tin?!


Better cholesterol // By eating a healthy breakfast studies have shown that it actually improved  peoples cholesterol levels and insulin sensitivity against those who didn’t eat one. I’m all for a good cholesterol! 


Boosting your metabolism // Your metabolism hasn’t had to work very hard whilst you were asleep, but when you eat breakfast it kick starts it for the day and actually helps you burn calories… studies have shown that those who do eat a healthy breakfast weigh less than those who skip it. 


If you are short on time then plan a head. Being in a rush doesn’t mean seeking out a McDonald’s breakfast wrap or just simply skipping the meal all together, I am talking finding some nutritious convenience. As I say I tend to plan my meals, but if I am in a rush I do actually have Belvita breakfast biscuits. I often have them when I am not at home or able to have my morning porridge. I like to know I am still being healthy, eating breakfast and getting my morning off on the right start.

Why should you have Belvita for breakfast? Personally I have been super impressed over the years with how they have developed more flavour combinations. I always enjoy knowing I can have them with my morning cup of tea, plus they are far easier to commute to work with! Best part? You’ll have 4 hours of steady release energy by having Belvitas for breakfast, and that is down to their slow release carbohydrates and wholemeal combination. Not bad for a kick start your day breakfast option!

Do you skip breakfast? 

*Post in collaboration with Belvita breakfast biscuits but all views are my own*

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21 Comments

  1. November 20, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Great post! When I was younger I couldn't eat breakfast without being sick – it was a big concern to my parents. I'm a bit better now, even if it's just some toast or a cup of tea with some biscuits.

  2. November 20, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    Such a cute post. I adore breakfast – best meal of the day!

  3. November 20, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    Nope, I can not afford to miss breakfast. It is an important meal of the date after all, I make sure if I cant eat it at home I will eat it at work.
    Great post

  4. November 20, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    I love breakfast too! I don't get people who don't like it. I just can't function without food; it's when I'm most hungry!

  5. November 20, 2016 / 10:40 pm

    I never skip breakfast as I need a cup of tea before I leave for work.

  6. November 21, 2016 / 2:46 am

    I've always been so bad at having breakfast as I find it difficult to eat first thing. Now I tend to have a glass of water and then I have over night oats after an hour or so of being up xxx

  7. November 21, 2016 / 9:50 am

    I'll be honest, I'm terrible for skipping breakfast. I need to make more of an effort to eat it x

  8. November 21, 2016 / 10:20 am

    I'd love to have more time and have a proper sit down breakfast but I love my sleep too much. I always try to have a slice of toast though where possible x

  9. November 21, 2016 / 10:28 am

    I love having my breakfast. It keeps me alert all day.

  10. November 21, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    I do try not to skip breakfast, even if I am just having a banana x

  11. November 21, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    You're so right, but I'm guilty of doing it all the time, never give myself enough time in the mornings.

  12. November 21, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    I do skip breakfast and lunch most days as I seem to get caught up in housework, school run feeding baby but I do have the Belvita biscuits and eat them when I remember to take them in the car with me x

  13. November 21, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    I never skip breakfast, its my favourite meal of the day. Porridge is my favourite

  14. November 22, 2016 / 1:38 am

    Ooh interesting that eating a breakfast helps with cholesterol. I had no idea!

  15. November 23, 2016 / 10:03 am

    I skip[ breakfast, I just can't face food first thing in the morning. However, I'd like to try beivita breakfast products, they do look rather good! xx

  16. November 23, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    I LOVE BREAKFAST! I would happily eat my evening meal at breakfast and just a snack at night if I could, however my wife isn't too keen on the idea x

  17. November 23, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    I never ever skip breakfast. It takes me a while to wake up, so I always sit down & have breakfast with my little ones 🙂 I often have cereal x

  18. November 24, 2016 / 12:24 am

    I must admit I skip breakfast almost every single day. In my defence, I have a very early lunch (11.00) and don't have much time for breakfast. Bad excuses, I know!

  19. November 24, 2016 / 8:07 am

    I'm one of those guilty of missing breakfast…i guess these biscuits are so easy to eat on the go though x

  20. November 24, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    I'm dreadful for this, and at the moment I've got into this god awful habit of eating rubbish all day!

  21. November 26, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    I can never skip breakfast! I love those biscuits for when I'm in a hurry x

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