Chuck Out Your Sugary Cereals

Chuck Out Your Sugary Cereals

Not eating breakfast has shown to increase overeating later in the day because you are hungrier. “Kickstart your hunger in the morning by not eating anything two hours before bed,” says Jim White. “And shop smart at the grocery store; know yourself and know what you are capable of in the mornings.”

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2 But Sit Down First
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Mornings can be so hectic that we’re loathe to actually sit down or stop moving while scarfing down some breakfast. That’s bad because eating while not seated is associated with mindless eating, according to research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Take a load off and you’ll be more likely to eat at a slower pace.

3 Change Things Up
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“Change it up a little so you won’t get bored and stop eating breakfast,” says Leah Kaufman MS, RD, CDN founder of Leah Kaufman Nutrition. Try a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, avocado, tomato, shredded chicken, and fruit on the side one day and oatmeal the next for some variety.

4 Chuck Out Your Sugary Cereals
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There’s no sugar-coating it: Sugar wreaks havoc on the body. Consuming too much of the white stuff can lead to obesity, which often causes other health problems like diabetes and heart disease. And many cereals pack more sugar into one bowl than you’ll find in a Boston Kreme Donut! To make matters worse, many popular varieties like Frosted Flakes and Fruity Pebbles are also laced with Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) or BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole), ingredients that are banned in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and much of Europe because they are thought to be carcinogenic. Speaking of scary ingredients, check out these 40 Most Horrifying Things Found in Food.

5 Include Protein
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After fasting all night and burning some calories in that state, it is important to feed your muscles protein to prevent any breakdown. Shapiro reminds us that protein is filling and may help fend off mid-morning hunger pangs, even if you have a small something while on the go.

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