Women's Heart Health

19 Weight-Loss Secrets From Around the World

Nutritionists and Reader's Digest editors divulge the top diet tricks of the French, Brazilians, and more.
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Germany

Eat your breakfast

An impressive 75% of Germans eat breakfast daily (compared with just 44% of Americans). They're not grabbing Egg McMuffins either; they're sitting down to fruit and whole-grain cereals and breads.

Nutritionists have been advising people not to skip breakfast for years, but recent studies give a better picture of its importance. In one, British researchers discovered that if you haven't eaten breakfast, your brain's reward center will light up more vividly when you see a high-calorie food—making you more likely to indulge. Finally, a scientific explanation for that irresistible urge to pull into Dunkin' Donuts.

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