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The Happier Meal: "The Usual" (Again)

Optimists tend to like routines, says Reivich. They look forward to the meal every morning, they know exactly how it will make them feel, they can make it with their eyes closed (helpful when you’re half-asleep), and it means they aren't suddenly ambushed by mid-morning hunger pangs or tempted by surprise doughnuts at the office.

Try: Simple scrambled eggs with kale or a hard-boiled egg (made ahead of time) with grapefruit. “My number-one breakfast super food is an egg,” says Ramsey. “It has nutrients like B12 and folate that you need for a healthy brain, which helps you think more clearly.” It may also help prevent inflammation in the brain, which, researchers believe, may contribute to low moods.