Is it okay to skip breakfast?

Many of us make no secret of the fact we skip breakfast.

During the week, do you rush out the door and into your first meeting or class before loud belly rumbles give away your empty stomach? Maybe you end up with poor concentration, eating bags of lollies to try to boost your low blood glucose, and an unproductive start to the day.

Is this anecdotal or is it really a problem when we skip breakfast? Deakin’s Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) PhD research candidate Rebecca Leech has analysed a large number of diet research papers looking at adults’ meal consumption and found an association between skipping breakfast and having a poor diet. Rebecca’s research is supervised by Associate Professor Sarah McNaughton.

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