Is it OK to skip breakfast?

Uh… yeah, but…Personally, I make breakfast my largest meal. Eggs usually do the trick and keep me filled up for the rest of the morning. Skipping breakfast is not such a bad thing as long as you do not try to make up for it later in the day. It is also OK to skip breakfast as long as you don’t have a meeting lined up for that morning…

8:30 AM:

“I would like to thank everyone for coming to today’s meeting. I know some of you have traveled pretty far and we are happy to have you.” The CEO grins and turns about to make eye contact with everyone in the room. I am sitting directly to his left under his waving hand. He nods at me to acknowledge my presence but the twinkle in his eyes disappear.

I am a bit rough around the edges this morning. I had little sleep the night before and an early rise. Did I remember to shave? The CEO just stared at me as if I had the plague. The fatigue of the rushed morning shows.

“As I was saying…”

A gurgling sound from my mid-section is so loud it interrupts my boss. It sounds like an elephant choking on a bowling ball. It catches us both off guard.

“The latest sales data shows that…”

Bloop, glurg, bloop!

I am now red-faced as I squirm in my seat to make the noise stop. The next eruption sounds like muffled machine gun fire. The CEO raises his voice noticeably trying to talk over my gurgling stomach.

I swear something is alive inside me and trying to get out. It is angry, hostile, out of control. After a few minutes of random bursts the CEO gives up trying to compete.

“Phil, does your stomach wish to add anything?” He asks causing the room to erupt in laughter.

“Yes.” I say cooly. “When is breakfast served?”

Drat! I knew I should have ate something this morning!



One thought on “Is it OK to skip breakfast?”

  1. Research in this area clearly shows greater daily caloric consumption in people who skip breakfast. So you’re right, it may be ok to skip breakfast, but it can negatively affect you later in the day.

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