Make a No-Brainer Breakfast
A no-brainer breakfast does not mean skipping breakfast! Breakfast is absolutely the most important meal of the day. It fuels your body with energy and nutrients; and studies have shown that eating breakfast is essential to losing weight—and keeping it off—since people who skip breakfast tend to overeat later in the day (see Busting 10 Diet Myths for more surprising, smart eating tips).
Lack of time usually stops people from eating in the morning. So here’s a quick, no-excuse strategy: Every Sunday buy five individual containers of plain Greek yogurt, a great source of protein and calcium. Scoop 1/3 cup of low-fat, high-fiber cereal into five snack-size plastic bags. Toss a yogurt and a bag of cereal into your bag each morning, then combine the two and enjoy them at work. When you crave a little sweetness, add fresh fruit or drizzle on a bit of Agave Nectar Syrup, which you can store in your desk drawer. (Find more nutritious eat-on-the-go meals in 9 Fast, Healthy Breakfast Ideas.)
Time saved: 50 minutes each week.