By Dr. Brian McDonough

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – By now you may have broken your New Years resolutions, but as I have said many times before, you should not worry about it because lifestyle changes are done all year long. One or more slipups are just part of the natural course of change.

One resolution I recommend, even in the second week of January is eating a good breakfast.

Breakfast is a very important meal. It’s certainly something that can get you a good start on the day, but the important thing is what type of breakfast should you eat? In other words, a healthy breakfast, one loaded with carbs, one loaded with sugar, one loaded with fat? What are we talking about?

The bottom line is you should basically have fruit and you should have juice and you should have some sort of source of protein. The carbohydrates are not necessarily all that bad, but the thing you have to realize is that with carbohydrates and sugar comes the ultimate damage to the teeth, suggested problems with the heart years down the road, and in addition to that, the fatigue that can come shortly thereafter.

Again, the key is everything in moderation. That’s my feeling when it comes to breakfast. You want to eat a good, balanced breakfast, but you want something in moderation.

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