Bacon and eggs for breakfast has come to represent the unhealthful. But done right, that meal can be the smartest way to kick off your day. Mice who ate a fat-rich meal when they first woke metabolized fat and carbohydrates more efficiently during the day than mice who ate a carb-rich breakfast and high-fat meal at the end of the day, according to a study published in the International Journal of Obesity. A three-egg-whites-and-one-yolk omelet is preferred by nutritionists for its lack of saturated fats. And at 42 calories and three fat grams, "one strip of bacon at breakfast isn't going to make anybody fat," says admitted bacon lover Jana Klauer, a weight-loss expert in New York City and author of The Park Avenue Nutritionist's Plan (St. Martin's Press).
International Journal of Obesity