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.

Breakfast Favorites Reimagined

Eating healthy in the morning doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite comfort foods. Whether it's pancakes or a bacon-egg-and-cheese, all you need to do is make an effort to swap unhealthy ingredients out for nutrient-rich ones. If you need help getting started, try one of these Oz-approved recipes:

Fresh Huevos Rancheros
Buckwheat and Blueberry Pancakes with Turkey Sausage
Todd Wilbur's Healthy Egg McMuffin

Fat Substitutes: Could They Be Leading to Your Weight Gain?

They're hiding in everything from low-fat cottage cheese to protein shakes.

Fat substitutes are compounds that resemble the chemical and physical properties of certain fats and oils and are often used to replace conventional fats (butter, oil) in baking and frying. They can help bring calorie counts down.

But fat substitutes are almost like secret ingredients that hide in plain sight, says Mark Schatzker, author of the upcoming book "The End of Craving: Recovering the Lost Wisdom of Eating Well."

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