Men’s Health – “Skinny Habits”, part 3

And lets continue:

Skinny Habit #5: Read diet and exercise tips

One Canadian study found that being exposed to nutrition and exercise advice led people to make smarter diet and lifestyle choices. To ensure you stay focused on maintaining a healthy weight, subscribe to a health-related magazine or frequent a nutrition-focused blog. Another simple way to eat great and still lose a ton of weight: Follow me right here on Twitter for the diet and fitness secrets I come across every day overseeing Men’s Health, Women’s Health and Prevention magazines

Yeah but not all advice out there is smart advice. For example, Men’s and Women’s Health and are mostly (from my experience of them so far) all pretty crap. Thank goodness you have this blog to keep you on the straight and narrow.

Skinny Habit #6: Eat breakfast

A study from the American Journal of Epidemiologyfound that people who skipped breakfast were 4.5 times more likely to be obese. They don’t call it the most important meal of the day for nothin’—eating a nutritious morning meal jumpstarts your metabolism and prevents you from overindulging throughout the day. For optimal weight-loss results, choose a breakfast dish with a healthy balance of protein and fiber, like eggs with fruit and whole-wheat toast.

Bingo! A piece of excellent advice, and a telling statistic. So many people think they are winning by skipping breakfast. But in fact they are fecking up (i.e. slowing down) their metabolism thereby putting ones body into fat storage mode for the rest of the day.

And yes, choose breakfast high in protein and fibre – such as eggs and SPINACH – not sugary fruit of carby bread/grains!

Men’s Health’s tip score so far: 1.75 out of 6.

Keep tuned for a review of the last 14 “tips”…

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