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Eating This One Food Before 8 a.m. Could Flatten Your Belly

Reader's Digest logo Reader's Digest 1/16/2018 Brooke Nelson
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It’s no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day—especially if you want to slim down. But not all breakfasts are created equal. Loading your plate with these fattening breakfast foods can ruin your diet and derail your goals, nutritionists say.

Instead, experts recommend starting each day with a healthy mix of proteins, fats, carbs, fiber, and anti-inflammatory foods. Not only does this combo pack a huge punch of nutrients, but it also helps you avoid a rumbling tummy by 10 a.m. (You probably make these breakfast mistakes in the morning, too.)

That said, you should always make eggs a staple in your morning meal, says Stacy Goldberg, RN, a nutritionist at savorfull. She suggests cooking two omega-3 enriched eggs in one teaspoon of olive oil. 'And yes, you should eat the yolks!' Goldberg told shefinds.com. Along with high levels of vitamin D and biotin, the protein found in egg yolks keeps you feeling full and satisfied all day long. Translation: You won’t be tempted by those sugary, fattening snacks at the office.

Try pairing your eggs with whole wheat bread, spinach (or another leafy green), and a bowl of berries for a well-balanced start to your day. The combination of fiber, carbs, and antioxidants will not only keep your waistline in check, but it can also provide the nutrition you need for a focused, productive morning. We recommend these healthy breakfast ideas for weight loss, too.

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