Sunday, March 06, 2011
a. Always wake up starving.
b. Am hungry for lunch by 11 a.m.
c. Don't really eat breakfast at all.
If you answered a - First, Yay, you! Hunger pangs in the morning signal that you didn't overeat the previous night. Second, fuel up with a filling combo of fat, protein and fiber-rich carbs. Try: an egg and a slice of reduced-fat cheese on a whole-grain English muffin, plus a small pear.
If you answered b - Quit the no-carb-left-behind club. Morning protein eaters ate 130 fewer calories at lunch, a study from the University of Kansas Medical Center finds. Try protein-packed nuts (yes, for breakfast): Top whole-wheat toast with nut butter, or look for a fruit-and-nut bar with at least 4 grams of protein.
If you answered c - Could you be convinced if you knew that studies show eating breakfast can make you thinner, healthier and ever happier? One strategy: Forgo traditional breakfast foods and have what you love. (Last night's stir-fry, perhaps?)
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