Healthy breakfast still key to starting day off right

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Many Americans are not starting the day off with eating something healthy, which gets their whole day off on the wrong foot.

During busy mornings, it’s easy to let breakfast fall low on your priority list. But, taking just a few minutes to eat something healthy can make a major difference to your day. Experts suggest ditching the cereal, sweets, and fast food, and choosing healthier items, like: yogurt, boiled eggs, string cheese, cottage cheese, chicken salad, even a vegetable egg omelet. Add fresh fruit, while dipping it in peanut butter, and you’re on your way to a healthy breakfast!

“Breakfast is really gonna be your most important meal of the day, with breakfast you’re actually doing exactly what it says, you’re breaking the fast from the night before, so you really just need it for that energy to get up and get going in the morning.” -Brook Oubre, Registered Dietitian

Experts say, skipping breakfast as an attempt to lose weight is a big mistake. Research shows you’ll actually gain weight if you regularly skip breakfast, because you’ll end up over-eating at meals later in the day.

Copyright 2014 WIAT-CBS42

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