The Seattle PI: Bob Condor February 18, 2008

I was all excited to read this article. Breakfast IS a healthy idea, based on a stack of research higher than an over-sized pile of your favorite buttermilk pancakes. Some scientific bites: A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology shows people who skip breakfast are more than four to five times likely to gain unwanted weight compared to morning eaters. a University of Colorado study found people who keep a regular breakfast habit are significantly more able to maintain weight loss.

Other research squarely connects eating in the morning  to increased mental alertness and improved test performance among students. Those studies are consistent on the cognitive value of breaking the overnight fast before lunchtime at the cafeteria.

There are suggestions in this article I don’t support, but I am so excited to see breakfast, the most important meal of the day, get some press coverage. Breakfast seems to be the most undervalued meal of the day.

So many overweight people skip breakfast – or have a Coke and doughnut as they drive on the freeway. They eat junk for lunch, hit the cookies in the afternoon and then eat from the time they get home until they get to bed. In Slender For Life™ we teach that the most effect way to lose weight and maintain ideal weight is to eat six small meals each day starting with a good hearty whole grain breakfast. (Personally, I think oatmeal is food of the gods!) Mid-morning, have a snack of fruit. Lunch should be a fist size serving of fat-free vegetables and a fist size serving of whole grains. Have a couple snacks in the afternoon of fruit and vegetables and then dinner a fist size serving of fat-free vegetables and a fist size serving of whole grains. Anytime that you eat beef, pork, poultry or fish, keep it to the size of a deck of cards.

Eating six small meals each day keeps your stomach digesting food which speeds up the metabolism for fat burning and keeps you from getting hungry between meals. When you are physically hungry, it is time to eat.

So, how do you change your eating habits? Hypnosis, of course! Using hypnotherapy you can get yourself out of bed in time for breakfast. With self-hypnosis you easily make healthy choices and easily end the cravings for the junk foods.