Breakfast Challenge Tip 6: Should You Eat Breakfast If You’re Not Hungry?
By Hilary Meyer, February 28, 2012 - 6:06pm
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 6: Should You Eat Breakfast If You’re Not Hungry?
Eating a morning meal is a healthy habit. Research shows that regular breakfast eaters tend to be leaner and dieters are more successful at losing weight—and keeping it off—when they eat breakfast. What’s more, people who typically eat breakfast also get more fiber, calcium, vitamins A and C, riboflavin, zinc and iron—and less fat and dietary cholesterol. Perhaps it’s because they often eat cereal, which is fortified with vitamins and minerals, and fruit, which is naturally nutrient-rich.
Not hungry when you first get up? Don’t worry. Eating breakfast doesn’t have to be the first thing you do each day. Just make sure that when you do eat, your meal is something that will sustain you for a few hours—it should include some fiber and protein.
For more Breakfast Challenge tips, meal plans and recipes, visit the Breakfast Challenge landing page.