Trust us, skipping breakfast isn't going to help you lose weight. Here are five quick and easy breakfast recipes that'll bust any excuse for missing your morning meal.
Wake Up Your Morning Appetite
Nearly one in five women skips breakfast, according to surveys. Try these tips from Susan Bowerman, RD, a nutritionist at California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, to break your no-nosh habit.
Divide and conquer. Start with something small, like yogurt, and eat a handful of almonds an hour or two later.
- Make a fast break. When you're in a rush, grab a piece of string cheese for a dose of protein and some fruit for fiber and vitamins.
- Treat yourself. Trade breakfast-prep duties with your partner to make it less of a chore.
- Put it off. "If you just can't eat first thing, have an energy bar midmorning for fuel," Bowerman says. "Otherwise, you may overeat at lunch."
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, April 2009.
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