Getting up in the morning and getting off to a healthy start is very important in terms of both energy throughout the day and to lose weight.  Conventional wisdom says that if you don't eat breakfast that is less calories you will consume throughout the day and less calories you will have to burn.   The truth is that by doing this you will not only have low energy during the day that can result in stress and fatigue but also have cravings for sugary foods, resulting in undesired weight gain. Why is it that most people think eating less food is the right formula for weight loss training when in reality is it the opposite? There is no doubt that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and can contribute greatly to a healthy lifestyle.  Furthermore, if you are one of those people who eat late at night and wake up with not much of an appetite, this is something that you should correct.  For morning exercisers you should combine carbs with a little protein such as some cereal with milk, granola with yogurt or some whole wheat toast with a little peanut butter.   People on the run can bring yogurts, bananas, raisins and low sodium peanuts, whole wheat bagels or graham crackers.  Cereal is also a great breakfast which you can eat on the run dry or bring a container with milk with you.  In choosing a cereal, pick one that is enriched w/ iron, low fat and high in fiber.  Some general information  PER servings for cereal are as follows....3 grams of fat or less, 5 grams or more of fiber, 8 grams or less of sugar, less than 250 mg of sodium, and 25% daily value of iron.      An important thing to remember is to eat more early and less later.  Try to consume majority of calories by 2pm then follow with a small afternoon snack and a healthy medium portioned dinner.  For a weight loss plan, try to reduce your caloric intake by 500 calories/day which can vary by goals and activity level of the person. To Your Health,

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