You eat breakfast closer to brunch time
Mornings in your house are bananas. We get it. Between getting the kids to school on time and yourself to work on time – and the 3,000 things required to make those two feats happen – you’re lucky if you can sneak in a sip of OJ before your first meeting. But when you’re sleeping, you’re not eating; and after all those hours with no nutrients, your metabolism – the process by which your body converts food and drinks into energy – needs a little jump-start.
To get your calorie-burning engine going, have breakfast within a hour of waking up – or even better, within 15 minutes, says Joanne Rinker, MS, RD, senior director for community health improvement at Public Health Improvement Partners.