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Diet Tip: Timely Breakfast

By now I hope you all know that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. However, your early morning meal is like a good joke: timing is everything. It is important to eat breakfast early. Delaying your first meal of the day can begin the slow down process of your metabolism. You need to eat to stoke the fires or your metabolism.

If you tend to skip breakfast or wait until later in the morning to eat it, try setting your alarm 10 minutes earlier. Buy some healthy toaster waffles you can eat on the run. Hard boil some eggs the night before!

Ten extra morning minutes will give you enough time to make toast with almond butter and eat it. Or at least make and eat a bowl of Kashi cereal!


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sarlafrock sarlafrock 9 years
ACK! You're perpetuating a diet myth. Your body cannot make serious metabolic changes after missing one meal. Yes you'll be hungrier and more likely to eat more and make bad choices. However the hormones involved in your metabolism will not change into "starvation" mode unless you eat less than 50% of your needed calories for several days. Yes there is some change, but not one worth scaring people over. I hate when "diet professionals" use this language.
Mmmarshmallow Mmmarshmallow 9 years
I used to prefer another 10 minutes in bed to having breakfast - and then, I would try eating a chocolate and nut bar on the way to the bus stop in the morning since you can't eat food on the bus, you can't eat food in University lectures, and where you can eat food, they're selling deep fried crap. Now, I eat breakfast. I have cereal and fruit during the week and eggs and a 'something' on the weekends. I know that I function much better with eating breakfast, my digestive system runs a lot more smoothly :-)
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I am sorta bad about this...I run at like, 3 am and then take a quickie shower and go to work at 6 (I have an hour long commute). I never have time to eat breakfast before work, so usually I just wait until I have some free time at work (usually around 10 or 11) and then I eat oatmeal and a piece of fruit. I've considered buying a bunch of granola bars and stashing them in my car and eating one of those and an apple on the drive to work, but I hate eating and driving at the same time.
rosey_y rosey_y 9 years
LOL! I meant I'm more likely to EAT crap during the day. Although... maybe that too, I don't know. :p Haha, worst typo ever.
rosey_y rosey_y 9 years
I absolutely cannot function without breakfast. This morning I got up and had a shower before eating breakfast first and my stomach was actually aching with hunger by the time I was toweling off. My poor tummy has gotten very used to its daily fix of oatmeal and blueberries first thing in the morning! I don't know how people can go without breakfast - I get light headed and cranky without it, and am more likely to crap during the day. I lay everything out the night before and it takes about 2 minutes flat to prepare my oatmeal in the microwave.
ma9321 ma9321 9 years
I eat breakfast every morning. I've gotten used to it. i try to prepare everything the night before and eat breakfast right before I head to work or at my desk.
tati33 tati33 9 years
I need to do the hard boiled eggs!
mames mames 9 years
I usually just eat dry cereal on my way to work. I've got a little cup that only holds one serving, so I don't have to worry about mindlessly overeating. Quaker Oatmeal Squares (Cinnamon) are the best!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
BOO! That's my biggest problem. I can't eat for an hour after taking my meds, and I am not home any longer when that hour is up. I am not allowed to eat at my desk, and rarely take a break until my lunch which is at 3pm. I COULD get up an HOUR earlier, but that just leaves me exhausted. :(
daisyeater21 daisyeater21 9 years
i'd die if i didnt have breakfast
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 9 years
I've done batches of hard boiled eggs, which is perfect because I can just grab it on my way out the door.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I usually eat a mini bagel with salmon spread
Emiily Emiily 9 years
Do cigarettes & Life cereal count as an alright breakfast? Ahhh!! I was going to skip breakfast and head to the store. But because of this, I'll sit down and eat a serving of Life Cinnamon cereal..then have a cigarette.. : x thanks FitSugar!!
Amanda-La Amanda-La 9 years
I do too, I never eat breakfast. My breakfast this morning was tootsie rolls. I like candy in the morning.
kelsee kelsee 9 years
I am trying to work on this...Bob on the biggest Loser talked about getting their metabolisms up...I think this is what I need to do.
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