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Breakfast Eating breakfast Skip the most important meal of the day? never do something like that, right? means you will You’d except for those days when the kids get up late and the morning I mean, devolves into chaos. Oh, and those days when you’re due to give a speech at the make better food board meeting and the thought of food before public speaking turns your stomof coffee count as “breakfast” anyhow? choices all day ach. And wait, doesn’t a cupup 30 percent of your day’s calories, says regisBreakfast should make tered dietitian Debbi Beauvais, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. Eating breakfast—actual food—can do more for you than that cappuccino. The early morning calories can make you more alert and productive throughout the day. And if you think skipping breakfast is your own little trick to weight loss, think again. Studies show that eating breakfast can help you lose weight. Celebrity trainer Bob Harper of NBC’s The Biggest Loser agrees. “I’ve been working with overweight people for many years now, and there is one common thread that I see, and that is overweight people hardly ever eat breakfast. That is the worst thing you can do,” says Harper, who is also a “Quaker Coach” with Quaker Oats. “Fueling your body with what it needs will help to get your metabolism revved up, and when that happens, you can burn fat.” Convinced yet? If you’re just now hopping on the breakfast bandwagon, here are options to choose from based on your breakfast personality. THE ON THE GO 10 Vim & Vigor · SUM M ER 2 012 BY AMANDA MYERS

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - Gwinnett Medical Center

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - Gwinnett Medical Center
Phil’s Feature
Good as New
With Open Hearts
The Breakfast Club
Arthritis Answers
A TV Guide to Radiology
Take Aim
It Might NOT Be Cancer
Colin Firth
Step Up to the Plate
Life After Cancer
Get Dad to the Doc
Virtual Health
PrimeTime Health
Half the Man He Was
Have a Happy Birth Day
Out of the White Coat
Transforming Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - Gwinnett Medical Center