30 Breakfast Secrets for Weight Loss

“I just can’t seem to lose weight,” my friend Cassie told me one morning over breakfast. She was drinking a cup of coffee and eating a bowl of granola, rushing to get to work after pressing the snooze button three times.

“Here’s your problem,” I said, “and your solution: Swap that coffee for tea, replace the granola with eggs and wake up 10 minutes earlier. Boom: You just lost 10 pounds this week alone.””That’s all I have to do?” she asked.

That’s all. How do I know it works? Because research from the new book Zero Belly Breakfasts shows that of people who’ve lost 30 pounds or more, 80% kept the weight off by eating a high-protein breakfast every day, according to a study done by The National Weight Control Registry, who concluded that “eating breakfast is a characteristic common to successful weight loss maintainers.” Here are 30 more fat-melting tips from the editors of Zero Belly Breakfasts.

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