By Keri Gans, MS, RD, CDN Author of The Small Change Diet You can’t run a car on empty, the same way you can’t run your body without food. Food is fuel for our bodies—if you want to start your day right, you must eat. Breakfast is the first step in keeping your day on track. Almost every patient I’ve had who has developed a healthier eating schedule, one that includes breakfast, loses weight. Here’s my breakfast plan to help you lose, too.