15 Bad Habits That Are Actually Good For Your Health

Ditch the guilt! These health "hazards" can banish fatigue, ease depression, speed weight loss and more (16 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on Sep 25, 2012 at 6:00PM

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15 Bad Habits That Are Actually Good For Your Health

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Eating Donuts for Breakfast

Cookies? Sure! Pie? Why not?! Research at Virginia Commonwealth University shows that women who focus on a hearty, filling breakfast without worrying about a.m. calories can lose at least three times more weight than those loyally devoted to their bran flakes. Yes, even if they eat sweets! A hearty morning meal that finishes with a little treat actually prods the brain to produce lots of mood-boosting serotonin during the day, explains lead researcher Daniela Jacubowicz, M.D., author of The Big Breakfast Diet. “And serotonin dampens hunger pangs, cuts carb cravings in half and speeds fat-burning by 25 percent for 11 hours or more.”

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