By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., Nutrition Editor, EatingWell Magazine
I've always been a breakfast eater. It gives me a much-needed energy boost-along with a cup of coffee, of course-and it helps me from being so famished at lunch that I end up overeating.
But eating a morning meal is also a healthy habit if you're watching your weight. Here's why: 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 (more on why this is important later), 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.
But that doesn't mean you have to eat cereal to stay-or get-trim. Instead,Read More »from The Best Breakfast Foods for Weight Loss