Some experts say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it “boosts your metabolism.” I’m not one of those people. But I do believe you should eat breakfast.

Here’s why:

1. Breakfast starts you out on the right foot. Bill Phillips, author of Body For Life, believes that if you don’t start your day with a good breakfast, it sets a poor precedent. Your mind starts down that dreaded path of, “Oh well, I’ve already blown it, I may as well keep eating whatever I want.”

So wake up on time. Eat the breakfast that is on your meal plan, and you’ll have a better chance of sticking to your daily plan.

2. Folks who eat breakfast tend to maintain their weight loss better than folks who don’t. The research I’ve read has never really explained why – but, hey, it does seem to help.

3. Eating breakfast can help you eat less. Researchers from Toronto have found that folks who eat a high-fiber breakfast tend to reduce the amount of food they eat the rest of the day. They call it the “first meal effect.”

So there you have it. Three good reasons to start your day right with breakfast.

[Ed. Note: In addition to eating right, you can burn fat by following Craig’s Turbulence Training exercise program.]

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Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift to high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he'll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at

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