Finding the time to do anything but get up and dressed in the morning is a difficult feat. Those extra couple of minutes in bed are worth sacrificing a piece of toast for most people, but this is costing us a staggering £700 a year.
We're becoming a nation of 'deskfasters', which finds us eating breakfast at our desk most mornings.
A new report into the breakfast habits of the British has discovered that over 40 per cent of us are deciding to ‘deskfast’ in the mornings – either eating breakfast at work or grabbing breakfast ‘on-the-go’ – a trend which has dramatically increased over the last 10 years.
The study, which quizzed nearly 3,000 adults nationwide, showed that the average spend on grabbing breakfast on the go is £3.09 per day, a total of £16.88 a year.
Which is basically the same cost as a 50" widescreen HD TV or 2.3 iPads.
Young workers are leading this trend with almost two-thirds of 18-21 year olds and over half of 21-30 year olds buying breakfast on their way to work.
The Warburtons Great British Breakfast Report, which was commission by the family baker to paint a picture of the nation’s daily breakfast habits, also reveals that time is the main reason, with 53 per cent saying that they don't have time to eat at home.
Megan Harrison, spokesperson for Warburtons, said: “As the nation’s favourite baker, we like to think that we are the experts when it comes to all things ‘breakfast’. With our increasingly busy lifestyles, it’s no surprise that more and more people are saving valuable time by eating breakfast at work.
“But even if you are pressured for time in the morning, it only takes a few minutes to toast a couple of slices of bread - not only will you have a tasty start to the day, but it is proven that you could also save a lot of money by eating breakfast at home or making it when you get to the office.”
Nearly half of us say that we notice a decrease in our productivity and an increase in stress if we skip breakfast. We need to find the time to eat breakfast in the morning.