Tuesday, October 28, 2014


The first meal of the day can have a very different meaning for different people.
But how do these morning behaviors really affect weight loss, energy levels and appetite throughout the day? Before you do -- or don't -- dig in, here's a reality check on the biggest breakfast myths:

Ⓧ Myth 1: Breakfast is essential for weight loss.

 Reality: Munching in the morning doesn't have a direct effect on dropping pounds.

Ⓧ Myth 2: Skip boxed cereals.

☑ Reality: Sure, you should lay off the sweet stuff, but not necessarily the cereal itself.

Ⓧ Myth 3: You should eat a meal to fuel your a.m. workout.

☑ Reality: Food will increase your energy; just consider your activity of choice.

Ⓧ Myth 4: Grabbing a bite before work will help you eat less later.

☑ Reality: It's not guaranteed to reduce calorie intake in the afternoon, but eating in the morning does release chemicals to the brain and can also steady glucose levels throughout the day.

Ⓧ Myth 5: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

☑ Reality: It's less about one meal than it is about what you eat over the course of the day.

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/22/health/breakfast-myths/index.html?sr=fb102414breakfastmyths7astorylink

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