Can Breakfast Help You Lose Weight?

March 24, 2013

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Breakfast of KingsWe’ve all heard the age old phrase about how breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But with busy schedules and busy lives most of us tend to skip over the breakfast meal each day. What most people do not know is that by skipping breakfast every day you could be blocking yourself from an easier path to weight loss.
Your parents were not wrong when they told you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is doubly true when you are trying to lose weight. Because breakfast is your daily kick starter and by starting your day off with a healthy meal you are better suited to continue to make healthy choices all day.

One of the most important reasons to eat breakfast each and every morning is to stave off hunger until lunch. Even if you are on the run and have to eat quickly, there are smart breakfast choices that will help you to stay fuller longer and keep you from snacking before lunch. High protein items like eggs are always a good, filling breakfast. So is fiber. So if you are in a hurry, try an egg white sandwich on whole wheat toast or a bowl of oatmeal to keep you full and ready to go.

Another important reason to eat breakfast each and every day is to keep yourself energized. A busy day can be tough even with a full belly. That is why it is important to make sure that you eat at least a little something each morning. Fruits are always good energy boosters when the morning comes. A fruit smoothie made with blueberries and bananas can help you to feel full, control your calorie count and have you revved up and ready to face the day in no time flat.

The number of healthy breakfast ideas is nearly limitless. Egg whites are heavy in protein and fibers and grains will do their part to make sure you stay fuller longer. Add in some fruit and you can help yourself to reach your daily goals while keeping your calorie count down and your sweet tooth taken care of. Oatmeal is an inexpensive and easy to make in advance breakfast food that you can even store your leftovers and keep for later.

If you are choosing to eat your breakfast on the road or from a fast food place, it is always a good idea to do your research first. Fast food places are notorious for having items on their menu that seem like the healthiest choice but are actually loaded in fat and calories. Try to choose something that is low in fat and calories but still has all of the proteins that you need to get your day going right. While most fast food places have their nutrition information available, you could always check online the night before to find the best and most nutritious items on their menu, which will save you some time in the morning.
 

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