Remember the saying, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?" While it is true in many ways, the most important fact to realize is that breakfast may help control increasing problem with overweight and obesity.
Do you eat the same breakfast every day? What is it?
After fasting all night breakfast is meant to kick-start your energy level. Eating the right kind of breakfast increases the metabolic- or calorie-burning - rate. Consequently, you have more energy and weight control is easier.
Let's find out.
Do you feed on the foods heavy with refined sugars, like pastries and sugary cereals? These foods a full of empty calories and lack many essential nutrients. High sugar foods (and drinks) may give you instant energy but after a short while you will feel drained and hungry, even if you ate your breakfast.
Does it sound familiar? If yes, then just stop until you try the right kind of breakfast.
Here is what you need to go for to avoid the sugar slump
Choose whole grain breads and fresh fruits and even foods that are not usually served for breakfast, such as vegetable soup or a bean spread like hummus on whole wheat toast. These foods will give you longer-lasting energy and you will have a steady energy level till lunch.
Remember: What you choose to eat for breakfast makes a big difference for your weight!
There is one trick you should know and use to make breakfast help you lose weight throughout the day.
A number of studies confirm that people who successfully maintain a significant weight loss eat protein for breakfast. Research shows that starting your day with a high-protein breakfast can enhance weight loss by pushing your metabolism and curbing your appetite at later meals.
Did you know that a protein-rich breakfast has the power to force your body to use your fat cells to supply you with the energy for up to 3 hours? This very a important piece of information! It's almost like going to the gym first thing in the morning.
Why does it happen? According to Dr. OZ (we all know from the TV) protein consumed in the morning boosts your metabolic rate by 25%. Your metabolism needs a little push to burn fat, so what you have to do is to make sure you eat or drink protein during the first 30 minutes after you wake up.
The best way to feed your body protein is to drink a protein shake or to mix protein powder with a low-fat yogurt.
If you want to lose a couple of pounds, you don't need to change much in your diet – just change the breakfast. You lose weight when you burn more calories than you consume during the day.
For breakfast to support this goal, it must be relatively low-calorie and still satisfying enough to fill you up until lunch. Protein is low-calorie.
Have your protein first thing in the morning, then make yourself a nice cup of green tea and have a whole-grain toast, egg whites omelet and a fresh fruit of your choice. This kind of breakfast might be enough to support any weight loss goal.