Forget Ideal: 9 Real Weight-Loss Rules That Work

How to drop the pounds without driving yourself crazy (11 Photos)

Madelyn Fernstrom on Sep 30, 2010 at 12:53PM

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Forget Ideal: 9 Real Weight-Loss Rules That Work

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Eat a Big Breakfast Every Day

Your ideal world thinking: "For good health and weight control, breakfast is my key to success. I will cook and eat breakfast at home every day."

Real world solution: You don't have to race down to the kitchen every morning to fuel up. Aim to eat breakfast within two hours of waking up and you don't need a big, elaborate breakfast. Try a bowl of instant oatmeal and a simple skim milk latte or a nutrient-dense protein bar with a piece of fresh fruit for an easy breakfast-on-the-go. Save your kitchen skills for a home-cooked breakfast on the weekends when you have more time.

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