Make Breakfast Your Cheat Meal

Got a food craving that just won't quit? A study recently published in the Journal of Nutrition recommends that you satisfy it as early as possible. Researchers found that the average person's capacity for feeling satisfaction from eating is strongest in the morning and gets progressively weaker as the day wears on. Scientists theorized that this phenomenon is linked to your body's circadian and diurnal rhythms, which regulate biological day/night cycles.

The Bigger Picture: Since breakfast is regarded as the most important meal of the day, you don't want to strap on a feedbag of junk food every morning. Satisfying a craving shouldn't trigger a weak-kneed decent into gluttony. Feelings of food satisfaction aside, overeating at breakfast is much better than under eating. If you cut back during this most important meal, you'll have a more difficult time resisting the urge to overeat later in the day. That's because your body will be nagging you to make up the calories you passed on at breakfast.
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