Quit cluster eating. Think longerterm
If your usual MO is to cover your calcium needs at breakfast with a bowl of cereal and milk, some yogurt, and a latte, you’re not actually in the clear to check the mineral off your list, says Taylor Wallace, a professor in the department of nutrition and food studies at George Mason University in Virginia. “Your body can absorb only 500mg at a time,” Taylor says. Instead of consuming it in one big cluster at a single meal, eat three or four 300 to 500 mg servings of calcium throughout the day.