Hate breakfast? Here’s how to make the day’s first meal suck less

You’ve heard it a million times: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Even still, time and time again, so many of us skip out on our morning meal. We’re here to remind you that even if you hate eating in the a.m., you really should still do it. When you deprive your body of breakfast, there can be serious repercussions. Effects include damaging your metabolism, depriving yourself of energy and increasing your chances of developing diabetes.

Now, we don’t mean to preach. We get it, there are always reasons for skipping breakfast. You might feel nauseous after eating in the morning or maybe you don’t have the time in your busy schedule. We’re here to help. Here are the best tips to make breakfast better – even if you really hate to eat in the morning.

Meet a friend for morning munchies

If you make breakfast time a social outing, you’re bound to have more fun. Trade in your after work drink for a morning meet up, grab some coffee and a muffin and play a game of catch-up.

Institute bagel Mondays in the office

Who doesn’t love bagels? Get to know your office-mates and solve your breakfast habits with bagel Mondays. Someone brings in the cream cheese, another the bagels and you’ve made the perfect spread.

Schedule a breakfast meeting rather than lunch

It may be time to reconsider your scheduled lunch meetings and swap them in for an early breakfast meeting. This will basically force you to indulge in a delicious omelet, hearty yogurt parfait or trendy avocado toast. We bet your client and coworkers will thank you, too.

Meal prep your breakfast

Just as you prepare your lunch and dinner, try doing the same for breakfast time. Now, let us introduce you to overnight oats, the quintessential breakfast meal prep item. You can get all of the goodness you love about hot oatmeal without ever needing to turn on the stove. Not to mention, this meal is easy, affordable and portable – and you can customize it to your liking with yummy toppings. Not into oats? There are plenty of other delicious meal prep options for breakfast.

Perfect the grab-on-the-go meal

If you don’t have time to prepare breakfast before leaving home, at least you can master the key to breakfast after you leave. Locate the most accessible, affordable or delicious breakfast spots by your home or office – then you will have options. Foods such as yogurt, whole fruit or breakfast sandwiches are typically easy foods to eat on the run.

This article was originally published on Swirled.com.