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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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dani19 dani19 6 years
i always eat breakfast within the first half hour of waking up, i find people who dont do be moody and grouchy by the time lunch comes along! also, when you think about it. your body starts rolling the second you wake up and that includes your metabolism. yet, if you don't eat in the morning your metabolism remains slow moving while the rest of your body is hyper active.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
I wake up every morning around 7:22 and 7:45 am... then I make breakfast which is an egg and puree pumpkin... delicious... then off to the gym I go! Works well for me!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I can't eat before working out or I feel sick, so I usually eat breakfast later on in the morning...usually on my morning break at work.
margokhal margokhal 7 years
I read an article in a health magazine that said you should have breakfast or at least something on your stomach within 30 minutes of waking up. I started doing that, and my mornings have been even MORE productive (I'm a morning person, though)! I have ALWAYS eaten breakfast, even when I was little - I get crabby, sick, and angry when I don't. I don't understand people who never eat breakfast, or only have like coffee or some sugary energy drink or mocha something...a good, healthy, fibrous breakfast keeps your mind focused!
katie225 katie225 7 years
as soon as i wake up, i walk to the kitchen and get a bowl of cereal. i always have done this ever since i was a little kid old enough to pick up a gallon of milk. this is part of the reason i can't work out in the morning (other than the fact that i have to be at work at 7:15 and working out before that would mean 3am).
telane telane 7 years
I have tried so many times to eat something before running, but I always end up with a gut-ache, it never fails. I eat immediately afterward, though, and I never skip breakfast.
Vanonymous Vanonymous 7 years
I usually eat breakfast around 7:15am, which is about a half hour after I wake up. My current favorite breakfast is a bowl of vanilla yogurt w/ chopped up mango and wheat germ mixed in.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i typically eat breakfast as soon as i get to work which is usually between 8-8:30. i guess that's early enough right? i feel like i can't really eat at home because it's not in my routine, and i usually grab a fruit salad and bagel which i don't have at home all the time.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
I always eat my breakfast at work - I'll either have cereal at my desk on most days or occasionally a cooked breakfast downstairs. This keeps me from snacking until lunch, as I'm bound to get hungry around 11 if I eat too early.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I get moody if I don't have breakfast - it's a must for me. Although I usually wake up at 5:30, work out for an hour and then eat a bowl of cereal. I'll have to try a piece of toast w/ pumpkin butter before the workout to see if that helps.
cg130 cg130 7 years
Mmm that breakfast looks yummy!
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