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This is what successful people eat for breakfast.

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There’s one easy way to be successful in life: don’t skip breakfast.

Confession: I used to skip breakfast. Terrible habit, I know.

But once I was a few months into a full-time job, I realised that tired feeling that just wouldn’t go away wasn’t just due to long hours and giving up my reliance on a daily nap. It was because I wasn’t eating breakfast.

So I changed my ways. I started eating a bowl of porridge each morning with a chopped kiwi fruit on top, and it didn’t take long until I started feeling happier, healthier and les rundown – which isn’t surprising, since kiwifruit (especially the Gold variety) contain more vitamin C than most other types of fruit, including oranges.

“Kiwifruit (especially the Gold variety) contain more vitamin C than most other types of fruit, including oranges.”

Don’t believe me? Just one kiwi fruit gives you your daily quota of vitamin C. So you don’t have to spend ridiculous amounts of money on supplements at the pharmacy to get your fill of vitamins; just chop up some kiwi fruit. Easy as.

I soon learned that breakfast isn’t just good for you in a nutrition sense, it also makes you feel more alive, energised and happier.

Just ask these seven successful people.

1. Beyoncé.

Beyoncé eats breakfast every day, because she’s a very smart famous person. Her go-to meal? “I always have breakfast, say, scrambled egg whites, a vegetable smoothie, or whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk,” she told Shape magazine in 2013.

2. Taylor Swift.

The 25-year-old with an estimated net worth of $200 million probably knows a thing or two about success, which is why we should all emulate her when it comes to breakfast. Her favourite breakfast is a crepe (because she’s so fancy) topped with cheese, ham and a fried egg. On weekdays, she drinks vanilla lattes in the morning. I had a crepe once. It was packed full of Nutella and ice cream. I’m not sure Taylor would approve.

3. Hillary Clinton.

While there’s a joke that the former first lady (and possibly soon to be United States prez #Hillsfor2016) is so fond of causing scandals that she eats them for breakfast, you’ll probably not be surprised to know that she doesn’t. She makes a mean scrambled egg and washes that back with her necessity: coffee.

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Hillary makes a mean scrambled egg and washes that back with her necessity: coffee. Image via Flickr.
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4. Julia Gillard.

The former Prime Minister and arguably one of the most successful people in Australia has been photographed many, many times eating fruit salad for breakfast, but apparently she’s quite fond of toast, too. I’m not sure what Julia’s choice for Sunday brunch is, but I hope it’s a bit more exciting than toast cut up into triangles.

5. Gwyneth Paltrow.

Gwyneth’s GOOP diet probably isn’t going to make you as excited as a delicious fried bacon burger, but it’ll probably do wonders for your health.  She starts her day with a spinach and mushroom egg white omelet. Mmmmm.

Gwyneth starts her day with a spinach and mushroom egg white omelet. Mmmmm.

6. Jennifer Aniston.

When she dipped her toe in the water of social media recently and Instagrammed a day in her life, we saw her go-to breakfast. And it’s actually quite normal. Jennifer eats avocado, tomato and egg on wholemeal toast. Nothing too fancy here, folks.

7. Cate Blanchett.

The best thing to ever come out of Australia makes breakfast a priority, because she knows a thing or two about success. She’s been known to eat a classic breakfast of muesli and eggs – and counts muesli as one of her favourite meals.

And if you want to be really, really successful, eat two breakfasts like Tina Fey – preferably one with kiwi fruit.

The Hobbits would approve.

What do you have for breakfast?

Here are some healthy (and some… not so healthy) breakkie ideas for you:

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