Breakfast Challenge Tip 3: Eat Breakfast After You Work Out

By: Hilary Meyer  |  Tuesday, February 28, 2012
One of the easiest ways to eat healthier is to have breakfast every day. Each day this week, we will post a new, easy tip to help you adopt this healthy habit for just one week.
Here’s today’s tip:
Tip 3: Eat Breakfast After You Work Out
Do you exercise in the morning? If you do, consider pushing your morning meal to after your workout—as it may help your weight-loss efforts, according to new research in The Journal of Physiology. During the six-week study, participants who ate a high-cal, high-fat breakfast before hitting the gym packed on an average of three pounds. The after-workout eaters? They gained almost no weight—although they ate the same breakfast. Find out why here.
Can’t push through with a growling belly? “Try splitting your breakfast,” suggests Leslie Bonci, R.D., director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh. “Have a 4-ounce yogurt before your workout and have whole-grain toast with peanut butter and a banana afterward.”
Try one of these healthy breakfasts after you work out.
For more Breakfast Challenge tips, meal plans and recipes, visit the Breakfast Challenge landing page.