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Eat Breakfast and Stay Slimmer

In a major nutrition survey reported in the Journal for the American Dietetic Association, women who ate breakfast were 30 percent less likely to be overweight. The results indicate that the longtime adage advocating starting the day with a good breakfast not only gives us energy for the day but also has long-term benefits.

For womentravelers with tight schedules and access to a lot of quick but bad-for-you breakfast foods, this can be a challenge. The quality of the breakfast definitely matters -- thes breakfasts in the survey were cereal-focused, loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Women who ate other breakfast foods loaded with fats and cholesterol (pastries, meats and cheesy eggs, for example) were similar to their peers who skipped breakfast and grew their waistlines. Tip -- carry along dry cereal in a zippered plastic bag for breakfasts on airlines, in airports, at conventions, and before meetings.