Breakfast Consumption

Breakfast is identified in many studies as a nutrient-dense, low-fat meal, yet is often omitted by adolescents. Around 10% of younger children miss breakfast, rising to 20% as adulthood is approached. Boys omit breakfast less than girls and favor cereals rather than bread or a cooked breakfast. Data on breakfast habits have revealed higher intakes of sugars, fiber, and micronutrients, such as folate, niacin, iron, calcium and zinc, amongst high breakfast cereal consumers. Fat intakes, as a proportion of energy, are inversely related to breakfast cereal intake, probably due to the higher carbohydrate intakes of breakfast consumers. Previous surveys of adolescents have found an inverse relationship between breakfast cereal consumption and body mass index.

Gaining Weight 101

Gaining Weight 101

Find out why long exhausting workouts may do more harm than good. Most of the body-building workout and diet regimens out there are designed for the guys that gain muscle and fat easily. They focus on eating less and working out more in order to cut the excess fat from their bodies while adding needed muscle tone.

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