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Eat a donut or skip breakfast all together?

The conundrum is difficult for the average health-focused eater, and nutritionists as well.

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By Melissa Kravitz, contributor for Food.Mic
Sep 16, 2016

You’re two minutes away from running out the door and realize your only breakfast option is the donut shop down the street or nothing at all. What should you do?

Adrienne Youdim of the Center for Weight Loss and Nutrition at Beverly Hills’ Lasky Clinic in California first laughed at the question.

“I mean seriously you’ve got me between a rock and a hard place,” Youdim said by phone. “There’s a lot of discussion out there about eating breakfast and not eating breakfast and how it affects your metabolism.”

Unfortunately, a lot of the discussion and scientific research to back up the breakfast debate is inconclusive. (After all, breakfast research is beyond sketchy.)

“Breakfast is important,” Youdim said. “If you skip a meal you’re more likely to eat more during the day … but there really isn’t any study or info to prove that and what we do have is conflicting.”

However, the data leans toward skipping the donut.

“Eating a donut is terrible — there is no better example of junk food,” Youdim said. “It’s high in calories, high fat, high sugar and devoid of nutrients.” And when you aren’t getting nutrients, you’re getting even more cravings down the line. Eating a nutrient-void donut spikes your blood sugar, which will then result in a serious sugar crash and make you less productive for the day.

So skip the donut, and feast on a healthy lunch, but know that shouldn’t be your M.O.

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