Updated Nov. 27, 2007 - Okay, so why don't you eat breakfast? Do you blame your body clock for not feeling hungry when you wake up? Or is your hectic lifestyle the culprit - falling short on time and energy first thing in the morning? Or is it that you think skipping breakfast will help you lose weight?
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Let's say that the last time you eat something at night is at 10 or 11 PM (just an example). The following day, you don't eat breakfast but wait until about noon or so to eat - you've gone thirteen or fourteen hours with nothing in your system. Your poor body, especially your brain is deprived of glucose - that's the fuel you need to think, walk, talk, and carry on any and all activities.
Breakfast skippers also have a harder time fitting important nutrients into their eating plans. Many foods eaten at breakfast contain significant amounts of vitamins C and D, calcium, iron, and fiber.
Beating Breakfast Barriers
Not Hungry When You Wake Up? Maybe this will help:
Short on Time? Pull out the grocery list and add these quick-to-fix breakfast foods:
Try these one-minute breakfasts:
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What if there's just no time in the morning to eat breakfast? When you can, get breakfast foods ready the night before or pack something that you can take with you - a resealable bag of easy-to-eat cereal made with whole grain like Honey Nut Cheerios, crackers and cheese, a container of yogurt, small box of juice, a piece of fruit.
Best Kept Weight Management Secret
Many people skip breakfast with the hope that they will lose weight. NOT TRUE! Breakfast consumption is associated with a healthier body weight and is a common behavior of adults who successfully maintain weight loss.
Join the breakfast club and receive all of the member benefits:
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