Four Weight Loss-Friendly Breakfast Options
Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day, particularly if you're looking to lose weight. Multiple studies have shown that a healthy breakfast each day assures a more nutritionally complete diet that's higher in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It also boosts concentration and performance on the job, improves physical activity and lowers your cholesterol levels.
And while it may seem counterintuitive, eating a hearty, high-fiber and high-protein breakfast also aids in your efforts to shed pounds because it helps you to feel full throughout the day. Research shows that those who opt out of 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, success depends upon starting your day with truly healthy choices. Here are a few of the best:
- 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 opted for a bagel instead.
- 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 to burn more fat.
- Raspberries: Adding a bit of flavor to your oatmeal with a cup of raspberries can boost your fiber intake by eight grams, helping you to feel full and less likely to overeat throughout the day.
- Yogurt: It's a top source of protein - another factor that 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 be connected with one of our expert nutrition counselors today.
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