6 Mistakes That Can Slow Your Metabolism
How not to sabotage your own efforts to keep your body lean.
The Mistake: You eat breakfast... but it's typically oatmeal or a bagel.
Why That's a Problem: You're doing the right thing by eating in the morning, as regularly scheduled meals keep your metabolism humming along, but a little protein would go a long way toward helping the cause. It takes more energy to digest than carbohydrates, and it promotes muscle mass.
The Fix: Add 20 grams of protein at breakfast, recommends Jessica Crandall, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, roughly the amount in one container of plain low-fat Greek yogurt.