If you think trading black coffee for a real breakfast is going to turn you into a Heidi Klum clone, think again. Skipping breakfast is one of the best ways to slow down your metabolism and weaken your resolve when you're faced with those doughnuts in the office break room.
Avoid these dieting pitfalls by making oatmeal a regular staple in your diet. As a low-energy density food, oatmeal has fewer calories per volume, according to Weight Watchers. In layman's terms, oatmeal is dense and filling¸ but it's light on calories thanks to its high water and fiber content. By helping you feel fuller for longer periods of time, oatmeal will let you make it to your mid-morning snack without breaking diet protocol.
To heighten the flavor, substitute skim milk for water at the cost of only a few extra calories. Top your bowl with some cinnamon, raisins and diced apples, and you'll have a nutritious and filling start to your day. Brides who prefer a morning protein boost can stir in some peanut butter, walnuts or almonds.