The one shortcut you should never take

You know what happens when you take shortcuts.

Sometimes, you really do get where you're going faster... but usually, you find yourself backing out of a dark alley riddled with potholes big enough to swim in.

That's just as true with your health as it is on the streets, as new research reveals the ugly truth about one of the most common shortcuts of all.

Skipping breakfast won't speed you on the path toward better health and weight loss.

It could put you in the express lane to heart disease and diabetes!

Now, I've already shared with you research on how eating breakfast helps you to eat less overall, so you're more likely to lose weight.

But the new study goes even further.

It reveals what happens deep inside your body... on a cellular level... when you skip breakfast too often.

In the study, 49 people were asked to either eat a full breakfast or hold off on eating until 11 a.m.

Some of them were lean... and missing breakfast didn't matter a whole lot for them. In some ways, in fact, it may have helped.

But that's not what happened in the obese folks.

Skipping breakfast caused changes in their fat cells on a genetic level. When they missed out on their morning meals, those cells got even slower and lazier, making them less likely to respond to insulin and unable to burn off body-wrecking sugars.

These are the kinds of changes that lead to insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, and an early death.

In other words, if you need to drop a few pounds -- and these days, who doesn't? -- don't even think about taking the shortcut.

Eat your breakfast. Eat breakfast every day.

Just make sure it's a GOOD breakfast.

Avoid the traditional carbs, especially cereal, toast, and juice (a.k.a. carbs, carbs, and more carbs), and get back to the kind of breakfast grandma used to make.

Eggs are just perfect. They're not only a healthy protein filled with the right balance of essential fats... they're also satisfying, having been proven to help satiate the "hunger hormones" so you don't start looking for snacks in the middle of the morning.

That effect even carries over into the afternoon, as folks who eat eggs for breakfast consume fewer calories at lunch. Better mornings make for better days -- and it starts by eating a decent breakfast.

No wonder it's the most important meal of the day.