Did you know that you can eat breakfast for weight loss? That is why it is the most important meal of the day. So, if you want to lose weight, this is the best place to get started. Use these tips to eat a breakfast that helps you drop those pounds.
Start your day with a balanced meal.
Have a serving of whole grain carbs, like brown rice or oatmeal. Include a serving of fish or chicken (without the skin). Don’t forget a serving of veggies and fruit. One of the common things people do during breakfast is grab a bagel or pour cereal in a bowl. While these are popular breakfast choices, they are high in processed carbs. Processed carbs make your blood sugar spike rather quickly. Foods that cause sudden sugar spikes in the blood also make you hungry sooner. Thus, you tend to eat more during the rest of the day.
Fiber in the morning is good.
Fiber is probably nature’s answer to weight loss. You see, fiber in your meal adds zero-calorie bulk. In other words, it fills you up without adding to your total daily calorie consumption. In addition, fiber helps in good bowel movement. A regular-size apple or half a cup of blackberries is enough. A bowl of oatmeal has enough fiber too.
Trade coffee for green tea.
Coffee is great, but green tea is better. Green tea doesn’t have the stimulating effects of coffee that gradually wears off as the day progresses. Also, studies have shown that green tea burns fat! You have more reasons to ditch coffee if you are used to high-calorie lattes. Mocha latte looks cool on Instagram, but it packs so much stuff your body doesn’t need.
It’s easy to get bored with an egg sandwich in the morning if that’s the only thing you always prepare. Change your breakfast menu often. Plan your weekly meals. Stick to easy-to-prepare food in the morning, especially if you have to go to work.
You have a lot of options actually.
For instance, two slices of whole grain bread can be served with two slices of lean bacon, tomato, lettuce, and low-fat mayonnaise. Next day, you can put peanut butter and have a serving of fruit. On another day, you can toast the bread and stuff two egg omelettes and mushrooms in between the slices. When whole grain bread gets boring, switch to oatmeal and nonfat milk.
Check the serving size.
What you eat at breakfast adds to your daily calorie consumption. You have to start the day filling yourself up with just the right amount of food. Regardless of how healthy your food choices are, if you eat too much, you will gain weight. After eating what was on your plate, put the plate in the sink. Don’t grab more servings. Don’t even get a pinch of anything.