Are You a 'DeskFast" Eater?

In this fast-paced world we live in, everything is on the go. And it's often hard to find time to eat -- especially something healthy.

But as Jacqueline Waite reports, grabbing breakfast on the run may not be as bad as you think.

It's 8 a.m. And you just got into work did you have time for a full breakfast? Or are you among the growing trend that eats breakfast at their desk? It's a trend otherwise known as: deskfast.

"A lot of just sliced bagels or plain bagels and people fix it up themselves at their desk."

Bentley's Bagels Deli and More see plenty of deskfast eaters in the morning. Some of the customers try to stay healthy, but most just go for what's easy.

"People tend to stick with what they can grab and go and eat quickly, whether that be a sandwich or a cookie or a cinnamon muffin or whatever," said a Bentley's Bagels and More employee.

While a cookie or muffin is not the healthiest option, it may not be as bad as you think.

"Any food is better than no food, especially for breakfast. When you very first wake up, your body hasn't had fuel for quite a few hours. And so that first meal gets your machine, your body started."

For those on a time crunch here are some easy and healthy breakfast choices: try an egg sandwich made with a sliced hardboiled egg. Cereal is always a good option, especially oatmeal.

Yogurt with mixed fruit in it or an apple with nuts is a quick breakfast with a lot of nutrition. Even low-fat sausage or bacon provides energy to get your day started. Rhodes even suggests preparing these meals ahead of time.

"Maybe over the weekend, fix enough for three or four breakfasts. And if you have that and a piece of whole grain toast to eat in the car on the way to work, that would be a whole lot better than not having anything."

So for those of you who are running from dawn till dusk, maybe deskfast isn't so bad after all.

One thing to avoid: caffeine because coffee and colas can damage the lining of an empty stomach.


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