Kids shouldn’t skip breakfast!

And neither should you!

I eat the same breakfast everyday.  Regularizing meals is one key feature of successful weight losers who maintain it.


MY OATMEAL ;  I add cinnamon (without sugar) and pure cocoa powder (a tablespoon of each!) to my oatmeal for flavor, and 2 scoops protein powder to stay satisfied longer.

Kids who skip breakfast are heavier at baseline, and then gain more weight, than breakfast eaters! Why?  Unclear, but the “skippers” probably end up eating more “junk” as they get hungry during the day.

So, have your kids eat breakfast.  However, I don’t recommend sugar-loaded things like FruitLoops, PopTarts, etc.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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