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The 8 Best Breakfast Habits for Women, Say Dietitians

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Rebecca Strong of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 9: After an overnight fast, eating a balanced breakfast replenishes your energy stores to power you through your morning workout, meetings, and presentations. But when it comes to all the health-boosting benefits of breakfast, it's what you eat that really matters. Dietitians say there are a handful of super simple strategies you can adopt that will not only help you to meet your daily recommended values of certain nutrients, but also to stave off those stomach rumbles until lunchtime, and potentially aid in your weight loss efforts. This is why it's important for women to establish a few healthy breakfast habits.Habits are the small decisions you make every day—and simply opting to eat a morning meal is a good one to adopt in itself. One small 2017 study suggested that eating a sizable breakfast can increase fat burning, improve your overall metabolic health, and even potentially reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes."It's more likely if you start off your day with breakfast, you will continue your day with healthy eating choices and habits," says Michelle Zive, a registered dietitian and NASM-Certified Nutrition Coach. "The best and most filling meals are those that contain whole grains—which satisfy hunger longer and are better for your digestion—low-fat protein like nonfat milk, yogurt, eggs, as well as whole fruits and/or vegetables."In other words, starting your morning on the right foot from a nutritional standpoint can set you up for success for the rest of the day. Here are some of the best breakfast habits women will want to pick up ASAP, according to dietitians. And for more healthy eating tips, be sure to check out our list of 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet.

The 8 Best Breakfast Habits for Women, Say Dietitians

After an overnight fast, eating a balanced breakfast replenishes your energy stores to power you through your morning workout, meetings, and presentations. But when it comes to all the health-boosting benefits of breakfast, it's what you eat that really matters. Dietitians say there are a handful of super simple strategies you can adopt that will not only help you to meet your daily recommended values of certain nutrients, but also to stave off those stomach rumbles until lunchtime, and potentially aid in your weight loss efforts. This is why it's important for women to establish a few healthy breakfast habits.

Habits are the small decisions you make every day—and simply opting to eat a morning meal is a good one to adopt in itself. One small 2017 study suggested that eating a sizable breakfast can increase fat burning, improve your overall metabolic health, and even potentially reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes.

"It's more likely if you start off your day with breakfast, you will continue your day with healthy eating choices and habits," says Michelle Zive, a registered dietitian and NASM-Certified Nutrition Coach. "The best and most filling meals are those that contain whole grains—which satisfy hunger longer and are better for your digestion—low-fat protein like nonfat milk, yogurt, eggs, as well as whole fruits and/or vegetables."

In other words, starting your morning on the right foot from a nutritional standpoint can set you up for success for the rest of the day. Here are some of the best breakfast habits women will want to pick up ASAP, according to dietitians. And for more healthy eating tips, be sure to check out our list of 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet.

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