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Breakfast: Force yourself

Skillet garden eggs with fontina is a healthy, satisfying breakfast for Mom on her special day. (Associated Press)
Skillet garden eggs with fontina is a healthy, satisfying breakfast for Mom on her special day. (Associated Press)

The journal Circulation recently reported on a longitudinal study of 27,000 men that showed those who ate breakfast regularly cut their risk of a heart attack.

Men who skipped breakfast, meanwhile, raised their risk by 27 percent. Read NPR story.

I was a breakfast eater all my life until my early 20s when I stopped for reasons I can't remember now. I knew I should eat breakfast again, but I was never hungry in the morning. A friend told me to force some toast down each morning for one month and by the end of the month of forced toast, my love of breakfast returned and has never left.

My husband wasn't a breakfast eater and when a doc told him he really should be, he tried the 30-day "force feeding." This was about 20 years ago, and it worked for him, too. And we don't just eat toast. We're hungry in the morning (especially after exercising.)

You can try this at home. It's a potential lifesaver.

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