Oz-Approved Breakfasts

A morning meal can help decrease hunger and control cravings. Start your day off right with one of these Oz-approved breakfasts.

Oz-Approved Breakfasts

Skipping breakfast may seem like a quick way to reduce calorie-consumption but studies have linked it with everything from high cholesterol levels to weight-gain. Eating a meal in the morning has been shown to help decrease hunger and control cravings. Start your day off right with one of these Oz-approved breakfasts.

Grab-and-Go Breakfasts

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – even when you’re busy. If you don’t have time to sit down and enjoy a big spread, you can eat your breakfast on the go. Whether it’s a nutrient-rich smoothie or an energizing granola bar, your body will thank you.

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Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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