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Stress Tip Of The Day: Eat A Healthy Breakfast

02/02/2015 10:42 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2015

For the next 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life.

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The more stressed you are, the less able you are to make the changes that could help ease that stress. And when you're hungry? Forget it. The ability to do even the most simple math goes out the window, let alone to make choices that help you manage your stress.

That’s why, even if the thought of food before noon makes you grimace, you’ve got to fill your tank so that you can steer through the ups and downs without spinning out. If there is one change you can make this week to get off to a stronger start, make it a better breakfast. Plan your breakfast meal as you would any other healthy meal: Focus on getting complex carbs, healthy fats and protein from whole food sources -- all of which can keep you fuller longer, while preventing your blood sugar from dropping off a cliff before lunch. Well fed, you'll be much better prepared to handle the curves, bumps and detours of your day.

Read more about how breakfast helps beat stress.

--Posted by Lindsay Holmes

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