Top Breakfast Choices for Weight Loss
Statistics show that one in five Americans don't regularly eat breakfast. If you're looking to lose weight, that's a big mistake. Those who start the day with a healthy breakfast enjoy a more nutritionally complete diet that's lower in cholesterol and higher in nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Not only does a hearty, breakfast help boost concentration and job or school performance, it also can help you shed pounds. The key is in choosing high-fiber, high-protein options that help you feel full throughout the day. Here are a few of the top choices:
- Oatmeal: This old standby is packed with fiber and slow-release carbohydrates, which won't spike blood sugar as high as refined carbs. Eating a bowl of oatmeal three hours before exercising assures you'll burn more fat during your workout.
- Berries: A cup of raspberries, blue berries, blackberries or strawberries adds both flavor and fiber to a bowl of oatmeal or cereal.
- Yogurt: It's a top source of lean protein, which also can help you feel fuller throughout the day.
- 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 did those who began the day with a bagel.
For more healthy and delicious meal choices to fuel your weight loss efforts, visit your nearest Metabolic Research Center. Our nutrition specialists will tailor a meal and exercise plan just for you. Call 800-501-8090 to schedule a consultation today.
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