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Many women [Link Removed]tell me that they don't have time for the breakfast or that they are not hungry in the morning .

So they postpone the first meal of the day as long as possible because they‘re convinced that once they start eating, they can’t stop.  

The reason they can’t stop once they get going isn’t that they’ve eaten but what they’ve eaten.    

If you just grab a bagel or a piece of fruit, it's a simple carb that's burned quickly , and you're soon ravenous with a need to feed a glucose low.

This sets you up for a roller-coaster of blood-sugar highs and lows all day and makes you extremely vulnerable for stress cravings.  

By eating a more complex breakfast soon after you get up, however, your body actually remains sated longer—and you’ll ultimately eat less and prevent stress eating.  

Make sure to eat a healthy breakfast no later than 9 a.m., even if it means placing a bowl of oatmeal on your dressing table to eat while you put on your makeup.  

Try to include a balance of four items :

- a slow-burning whole grain (oatmeal, muesli, whole-grain English muffin, whole-grain cereal),
- some protein (yogurt, low-fat milk, tofu with scrambled eggs, nut butter, fish, lean meat),
- healthy fat (almond butter, avocado, cashew butter, nuts, ground flaxseed, canola oil),
- a fruit/vegetable (raisins, frozen berries, grapefruit half, grilled vegetables, banana ).

Avoid two food categories that contain most “classic” Western breakfast foods:

- Simple carbs (frozen waffle, pastry, muffins, sugary cereal, pancakes made with white flour, breakfast bars)

- Fatty foods high in saturated fats (fried eggs and bacon, cheesy omelets, bagels with cream cheese, fast-food breakfast sandwiches)

For an easy, sustaining, one-bowl solution , microwave plain oatmeal (not flavored) and low-fat milk with walnuts or almonds and dried fruit (apricots, dates, raisins, etc.). Add ground flaxseed and top with fresh berries, a little cinnamon, and you're good to go. Even better: Make a batch to get you through a few days; refrigerate and heat up individual servings day by day.

Or make a green juice.  

Try this green juice when you're *[Link Removed]  and ready for breakfast and watch your energy soar and you won't have to worry about packing on the kilos.

    4-6 leaves of swiss chard

    3-4 stalks of celery

    1/4 cucumber

    handful of parsley

    handful of spinach

    1/4 lemon

    1 apple

    1 carrot

Process everything through a juicer and enjoy!  

If you find yourself on a regular basis not hungry in the morning, look for some behaviors such as eating late in a night. Breakfast indeed is the most important meal of a day, if you want to stop stress eating and maintain optimal weight and health.

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