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The Warm Weather Guide to Healthier Eating

Let the Season be Your Guide

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Looking for new, inventive ways to improve your eating habits? Warm weather can help you create better nutritional habits. From longer days to seasonal produce, the next few months are a great time to make your diet reach new heights.

Even though it’s typically the smallest meal of the day, breakfast is the most important one because it sets the tone for the entire day. What you eat, or do not eat, will determine how much you eat for lunch, dinner and snacks. If you skip breakfast, you become more likely to binge at lunch and load up on unneeded calories. So how can the pleasant weather help with eating breakfast?

Set up a system with Mother Nature's virtues as the backbone. Now that the sun is out and the temperature is nice when you wake up, eat breakfast outside every morning. Pick a place – your porch, deck or favorite chair – and take 10 to 15 minutes to eat and enjoy. No need for eggs, bacon and all the fixins; cereal with skim milk, a whole-wheat bagel with low-fat cream cheese or a fruit smoothie is all you need to start the day right.
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Zach Van Hart Zach Van Hart
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Member Comments

  • I feel great when I eat my breakfast and then go for my exercise. - 8/12/2013 7:50:40 AM
  • Yes, At Chaplain2B, Stevia is NOT an artificial sweetener. It's a plant that grows like a weed in South America. You can't get anything much more natural than that.
    - 8/10/2011 11:10:56 PM
    Stevia is all's not an artificial go ahead and enjoy! - 8/10/2011 8:34:47 PM
  • nothing better then vegetables with fresh rosemary and lemon Bar B Q'ed. A healthy dinner - 8/10/2011 1:22:01 PM
    Dear Mr Sparkguy ,


    WITH BEST REGARDS: RASHTI - 8/10/2011 4:36:23 AM
  • For dinner tonight we ate whole wheat pasta with pesto made from fresh basil in garden. Our salad consisted of tomatoes, red and yellow, cut with cucumbers and red onions and a little ranch dressing drizzled over it.
    Love garden season! - 8/24/2010 8:10:27 PM
  • I think it's great! I start on tomorrow. 8/17/10 - 8/16/2010 2:44:51 PM
    Great article. I will have to try the cucumber water idea. I grill alot in the summer since I tend to eat late and it's ok to grill at 10pm. Grilled eggplant sandwhiche's -yum! - 8/11/2010 5:48:35 PM
    I am eating right out of the garden. I grill chicken and store it in fridge and then out to my garden to pick whatever is producing and into the house to make a stir fry or salad. Sprinkle my salad with lemon juice and a 1/4 tsp olive oil. Add some herbs and my supper is ready. - 8/10/2010 9:30:54 PM
  • Do not underestimate heat exhaustion..drink plenty of fluids during extreme weathre, particularly if you have a chronic illness, very young, or older. - 8/10/2010 8:03:30 PM
  • For me, Stevia, and a few lemons is the only way to go...if it's the only artificial sweetner authorized in Japan, it's good enough for me..and so convienent in the eye dropper..fits in any purse or bag! - 8/10/2010 8:00:55 PM
  • I was stuck in the city today..hungry and so thirsty...heat was over 100 degrees..I got a value small biscuit and one small tender around 5pm...for lunch I had a chicken grilled wrap and asked to sub a small salad in place of chips or fries.. - 8/10/2010 7:57:36 PM
  • I agree, morning breakfast is a great way to start the day. - 8/10/2010 6:24:51 PM
    Great article I usually eat breakfast at my desk at work. Going to get out in my garden and eat breakfast before I leave! - 8/10/2010 2:04:39 PM
  • I enjoyed the article, but I wonder about the health risks of grilling too frequently. Isn't there some data about carcinogens from charcoal? Are gas grills better? - 5/17/2009 10:43:35 AM

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