What do your kids eat for breakfast? I try to get mine to eat eggs and fruit, but I am not always successful. I usually can't get my four-year-old to eat much of anything until about 11:00a.m. They like organic fruit bars, but they are loaded with sugar, which doesn't make mom happy. I will be putting a little more effort into eating breakfast myself after reading this story from CNN:
Eat a big breakfast, lose a lot of weight. A new study from the American Endocrine Society compared obese women trying to lose weight. One group packed on the carbohydrates and lean protein at breakfast. The other stuck to a low-carb morning meal. At the end of eight months, women eating the hefty breakfast lost an average of almost 40 pounds--The low carb eaters lost just nine.
The difference may be explained by the boost in a brain chemical that suppresses appetite. Lots of carbs boosts serotonin levels.
I am not trying to lose weight, but I don't want to slow down my metabolism at this point! And I think it's a good idea to get kids into the habit of eating breakfast at a young age.
Do you eat breakfast? What do you feed your kids?
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