The crime: Skipping breakfast
Why it’s bad
You might think it’s an easy calorie save. But the save catches up with you because you’ll likely eat more later in the day, especially at night, says Sunderland. “Research shows breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it takes the body from a state of resting metabolic rate to actively burning calories,” she says. “It prevents the body from going into a state of starvation and conserving calories.”
Prep the night before and lay out a grab-and-go breakfast such as a high-fiber cereal bar, a piece of fruit you’ve already washed and a handful of almonds or even an egg boiled the night before.