Start the day the wrong way

Feb 18 2004 by Brian Amble Print This Article

Millions of us are now so busy that we don't have time to eat breakfast. Instead, the Evening Standard reports that a quarter of us have 'deskfast', an early-morning snack grabbed in front of the computer or on the way to work.

But while this new trend is leading to big increases in the sales of 'portable breakfast' foods, experts are warning that it isn't good for our metabolisms.

A spokesman for the British Nutrition Foundation said: 'After not eating for eight hours or so while you are asleep, it is incredibly important to have a meal.

'If you don't have enough time to sit down, however, there are alternatives that can be eaten on the move. As long as you eat something - that is the point.'