Never Skip Breakfast
Starting your day off right with a healthy breakfast can help you maintain a healthy weight or even shed pounds. The trick is to eat within the first hour of waking up to prevent your body from going into starvation mode, which slows metabolism. Reach for energy-sustaining foods such as steel cut oats made with low-fat milk and topped with dried plums. Milk adds a boost of protein. Dried plums have potassium and are a good source of fiber which can help curb appetite until it’s time to reach for lunch. Soluble fiber and other compounds in dried plums have also been shown to decrease blood cholesterol levels. Your body will thank you for this morning ritual.