It's a Monday morning in Monmouth and Ocean counties, and after a weekend of eating, you may have decided to start this week eating a little healthier, and that starts with today's breakfast.

Men's Health has put together a list of tips that may help you kick start the day and kick start your goal of eating healthier. here are some of their suggestions fro a healthier breakfast.

First of all, if you've been avoiding the yolk, by ordering egg whites, you may want to check the findings of a 2012 University of Connecticut study which found those participants on a diet that included a "moderate number of carbs" who ate eggs complete with the yolk and those who only ate egg whites showed reductions in triglycerides and bad cholesterol.

Also, don't be afraid to superseed. Experts say that a small amount of seeds like flax seeds or chia seeds are easy to drop into your morning cereal and offer some added fiber to your diet plus " boost your intake of heart-healthy nutrients".

Here's something to remember about carbs. Even if you're eating good carbs, one study suggests that you should save them for later in the day. The findings said that those who ate carbs later in the day, as opposed to an early meal like breakfast, lost more weight and had better blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Obviously, you should always check with your doctor before making any dietary changes, but eating smarter is always a good thing. I was a little less than enthusiastic about a "healthy diet", even after my heart attack, but now I'm feeling great, dropped some weight and I'm even doing some running. Do I miss a morning donut, or bowl of sugary cereal? Yep, but you gotta do what you gotta do.