The benefits of breakfast range from kids doing better in school with fewer behavioral issues, to maintaining a more normal weight, more energy, and even a better mood. A recent study, found that men who skipped breakfast had a 20 percent higher risk of developing Type two diabetes than breakfast eaters.

So, break your fast to jump start your day. I recommend including protein at breakfast. Protein helps maintain muscles because proteins are part of every cell, tissue, and organ in our bodies. Protein also helps us feel full longer and keeps our blood sugar more stable – so we can concentrate better.

Need a breakfast idea? Some of my favorites are: A latte, hard boiled egg and fruit. A yogurt-based fruit smoothie. And cottage cheese with chopped tomatoes and cucumber. Find more breakfast ideas at

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