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Holiday Diet Tip: Don't Skip Breakfast Before a Big Dinner

Holiday Diet Tip: Don't Skip Breakfast Before a Big Dinner

Christmas is almost here, and many of you are gearing up for gifts, time with the fam, and that enormous Christmas dinner. It may seem like a great idea to forgo breakfast to save room for your decadent evening meal, but it's not a good strategy for a few reasons. Not only will you feel exhausted and too crabby to socialize, but avoiding breakfast will also slow down your metabolism. To compensate for the calories you didn't consume, your body will conserve them, so you'll actually end up burning fewer calories. If you skip your first meal, you'll be starving by the time dinner rolls around, so you could end up devouring way more calories than you otherwise would.

Research also shows that eating breakfast reduces your risk of heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and heart failure. So do your body good by enjoying a hearty meal first thing in the morning. Choose foods that are high in protein, low in saturated fat, and full of fiber. Yogurt, high fiber cereal, oatmeal, and vegetable omelets are great choices.


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cashpotato cashpotato 8 years
I like to have Miracle Muffins for breakfast. They have 7-9 grams of fiber, 9 grams of protein, 3 grams of fat and they are under 100 calories! They contain wheat bran, oat bran, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, psylium fiber, chicory fiber, soy protein and wheat gluten.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
I don't skip any especially since dinner is usually later than usual. I don't want to be super hungry by the time I get to eat. I was even thinking of having a somewhat heavy lunch.
livetolove livetolove 8 years
if I do "skip" a meal, it'll probably be lunch... I have dinner super early with my fam so I'll probably just have some veggies and fruit
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Yay! I am so making a healthy breakfast Xmas morning! Just like yogurt and fruit I think. And then we have a turkey lunch with my boyfriends family and then turkey dinner with mine!!! Goodness!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I never skip breakfast. Seriously, I can't remember the last time I skipped breakfast.
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