- Written by Clarendon Business Centres Clarendon Business Centres
- Published: 28 September 2015 28 September 2015
It’s a bit of an old wives’ tale but many of you may be familiar with the phrase “Breakfast like a King, lunch like a Prince and dine like a Pauper”. The idea behind the old wives’ tale is based upon fuelling up for the day. Logically, if you think about it, it makes perfect sense. I mean think about it: you fill the car up before you drive it so why on earth would you not fuel your body up?
Sadly the reality is that, according to a survey carried out by the Daily Record, 20 million Brits skip breakfast. Imagine if they did the same with their cars! 20 million cars unable to move as people are too busy to fill up (as if the M25 isn’t bad enough already during rush hour).
A survey carried out by Canadean highlighted those most likely to skip brekkie were those between the ages of 18 – 24 with the main reasons “I’m not hungry” or “I don’t have time”. The “I’m not hungry argument” is linked to changes in eating patterns e.g. eating larger meals later in the day. This ultimately links in to the not having enough time argument.
The truth is life is hectic these days and we are simply too busy with work, family or dealing with social media that it is often so much easier to snack on the go and then binge eat when we finally get a chance to sit down at the end of the day.
Despite many of us not eating breakfast, numerous studies have shown that there are significant health benefits such us lowering the chances of heart disease, diabetes, improving memory function (that’s got to help your business)and - surprisingly - reducing weight. The health benefits generally are based on the assumption that eating a good breakfast means we are less likely to snack on unhealthy snack such as crisps and chocolate during the day.
The best time to eat breakfast is within 2 hours of waking, so for those that just want to get up and go your breakfast awaits whilst we answer your calls, just ask reception.