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Not only is breakfast the most important meal of the day, your morning time can set you up for the entire day. Since a healthy breakfast translates into stable blood sugar levels, which increases brain function, it is best to not skip your first meal of the day. Here are a few pointers on how to make your breakfast work for you.

  • Add some fruit to your breakfast! Grapefruit is in season so it is super tasty right now and less expensive than usual. Smoothies are a great option too. Your favorite fruit might not be in season, but you can always buy frozen berries or peaches to throw into your blender for a smoothie. I like to add wheat germ and fish oil to mine (really you cannot taste the fish oil).
  • You might be more addicted to The Today Show than your morning cup of joe, but let me remind you that eating if front of the TV can lead to mindless eating, which generally means eating more. Morning time is not exempt from this dilemma. Turn off the tube and focus on your food.
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  • These simple changes make a huge difference in calorie and fat intake, so pay attention if you are trying to lose or maintain your current weight.

    • Choose non-fat milk instead of whole milk, and skip the half and half in your coffee while you are at it too. Use low fat or non fat milk in your java. Try warming the milk and making yourself an au lait!

    • Always go with whole wheat or whole grain breads and pastries. I love whole wheat toaster waffles (I am torn between Kashi Go Lean and Van's) with yogurt and fruit!
    • Don't smother that whole wheat toast with butter, which is loaded with saturated fat. Spray it with olive oil cooking spray or go straight for your sugar-free all-fruit jam.
    • Eat some Canadian bacon. It is tasty and much leaner that regular bacon, plus it is an easy source of protein.
    • Don't like eggs? Try some broiled salmon in the morning since protein keeps you full.

Hope these tips help you have a Grrrrreeeeaat Day! (Did I mention to steer clear of sugary cereals?)


Join The Conversation
almostloli almostloli 9 years
i love eating in front of my laptop, tv, books, ... i can't help it! hahahah
emalove emalove 9 years
I love Kashi's cereals, they're sooo good. I eat a bowl almost every morning with a sliced banana in it.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
MMMMMMMMMMMMMM I eat oatmeal mixed with a small handful of Honey Nut Cheerios, walnuts, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. MMM!!!!! Every morning.
almostloli almostloli 9 years
go protein!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Great and easy tips. Although I hate grapefruit. :sick: I'll stick with my blueberries. :)
starkiss23 starkiss23 9 years
I like mini wheats too! They're super filling and if I eat something sweet in the morning, I'm much less likely to reach for a cookie or something later on in the day.
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
I don't care, I still like my 1 cup of mini wheats in the morning during the work week. It keeps me full until lunch. On the weekends I make scrambled eggs whites and fruit.
behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 9 years
awwwww i love eating breakfast in front of the PC! that way i can catch up on the morning news, latest gossip, and fitsugar updates while I'm having my breakfast. It can actually be good, since when I'm just eating and not reading, i'm trying to hurry up and gobble my breakfast up so that I can start reading the news. While i'm reading, though, I eat really slowly and often end up with a half-full plate when I'm done. The trick is to sit down with just ONE PORTION and put everything else away so that you don't end up snacking while you're reading or watching something.
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