Four Delicious Breakfast Options to Help You Lose Weight
Statistics show that some 20 percent of Americans don't regularly eat breakfast. Yet, study after study proves that the first meal of the day offers undeniable benefits. A hearty breakfast assures a more nutritionally complete diet that's higher in nutrients, vitamins and minerals; lowers cholesterol levels; and improves concentration job performance and physical activity.
That's not all. Research also shows that a healthy breakfast rich in fiber and protein can help you lose weight by causing you to feel full and less likely to snack throughout the day. In fact, those who skip breakfast tend to add more body fat when they eat fewer, larger meals than when they eat the same number of calories in smaller, more frequent meals.
Of course, the key is in choosing truly healthy breakfast options. Here are a few of the best:
- Oatmeal: It's packed with fiber and slow-release carbohydrates, which won't spike blood sugar as high as refined carbs. Eat a bowl three hours before exercising and you'll burn more fat during your workout.
- Raspberries: A cup of raspberries adds a bit of flavor and a whopping eight grams of fiber.
- Hard-boiled or poached eggs: In one study, participants who ate two eggs for breakfast lost 65 percent more weight and showed a 61-percent greater reduction in BMI (body mass index) than those who began the day with a bagel.
- Yogurt: It's a top source of protein, which also can help you feel fuller and get leaner.
For more healthy and delicious meal choices to fuel your weight loss efforts, visit your nearest Metabolic Research Center. Call 800-501-8090 to speak with a nutrition counselors today.
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