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Healthy Eating Tip: Eat Breakfast Early

From a recent poll, I was happy to see that most of you are eating breakfast. It really is the most important meal of the day since it jumpstarts your metabolism, regulates your blood sugar levels, gives you energy until lunch, and can make it easier to maintain your weight. Breakfasts that consist of healthy carbs, protein, and fiber are the best. Remember too that what time you eat is just as important as what you eat.

Aim to enjoy breakfast shortly after you wake up. If you're not into eating early, have your first meal by at least 9 or 10 in the morning. If you're working out first thing, make sure to eat something small like a piece of toast with almond butter or a hard-boiled egg. Then eat something a little more substantial after your workout. If you're not exercising but are in a rush, grab a granola bar and a banana or a drinkable yogurt. The best thing to do, though, is make time for breakfast. Get up 15 minutes earlier if you have to, so you can sit down and enjoy oatmeal, cereal, or an omelet. You'll not only feel more energetic, but it's a nice, calm way to start your day.

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