Whether you overslept for work, forgot you had an appointment or the boss is breathing down your neck, mornings can be hard, even if you’re a morning person. And that can make staying on track with nutrition and fitness even more difficult. Despite good intentions like trying to incorporate exercise that can help with weight loss or drinking enough water, people often lose sight of their wellness goals before the lunch bell has rung.
“Traditionally, here in America, our breakfasts are very carbohydrate-heavy and carbohydrates trigger us to want more of them,” said LeAnn Rychlik, MS, RD, a senior clinical dietitian of cardiology at Baylor Scott & White Health in Texas. “So, we’re eating cereal, waffles or pancakes with syrup and those are rapidly absorbed, leaving us hungry in an hour or two.”
Instead, Rychlik promotes eating a balance of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fat, which can help sustain us longer.
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