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37. Grab some breakfast.

If you normally skip breakfast, eat breakfast once this week. Here's why: Studies have shown that eating breakfast may not only contribute to a lower fat, healthier diet, but can provide as much as 28 percent of Americans' daily intakes of vitamins and minerals. Eating breakfast has also been shown to help minimize impulsive, unplanned snacking during the day. Too rushed to eat breakfast? Rise and shine to a quick bowl of a nutritious whole grain cereal, skim milk, and fruit -- or if you are eating on the run, reach for a container of yogurt, a small whole-grain bagel, and a piece of fruit.

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All tips written by Joan Salge Blake, M.S., R.D.

--Updated August 2003

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