Breakfast plays an important role in our day. As a matter of fact It's the most important meal we eat all day. The word itself means to break the fast. Meaning we’ve been fasting for 6-8 hours while we sleep and now its time for your body to receive some qualtiy nutrients and break from fasting.
However, more often than I want to – I hear many people talk about skipping breakfast. If one of those reasons were because you wanted to lose weight, THIS IS A BIG NO NO! This will actually have a negative impact with your weight loss progress.
Eating breakfast regularly can help you lose weight successfully. When you skip breakfast, your blood sugar drops even lower, As a result, you become hungry and have less energy. This sets you up to eat irrationally in the morning and more than usually it’s a high-fat sweet that gives you little to no nutrient benefit. Skipping breakfast also leads to eating bigger portions during lunch time.
A study from 2005 found evidence that people who skip breakfast compensate later in the day with more refined carbohydrates and fats and fewer fruits and vegetables.
Eating breakfast everyday may reduce the risk for obesity and insulin resistance – an early sign of developing diabetes – by as much as 35 to 50 percent, according to a study presented at a 2003 American Heart Association conference.
This reminds me of the saying "Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a PRINCE and dinner like PAUPER" - please do not take it literally. This only means that you have to put much weight on your breakfast - as this will serve as your fuel for the day.
Listed below are some food options which you can play with for you to have the right breakfast choices- not only will they satisfy you and give you energy - these foods can certainly help burn or promote fat loss.
Eggs Whites- Most common breakfast food - it contains high amount of protein, which increases your metabolism - hence will help your body burn fat.
Oatmeal - a breakfast staple - easy to prepare - hassle free breakfast and open for any add ons! Its low calorie and high fiber diet. Oatmeal can certainly help burn fat and will keep you feeling full for longer hours.
Walnuts - are readily available and easy to match up with your breakfast recipe - can be added to your oats or salad. Walnuts may contain fat - but they are polyunsaturated fats- reducing fat storage and improves metabolism of insulin.
Take the time to try out these foods and see how your body responds to them. You don’t need to deprive yourself of food. You just have to know what you eat, do not be afraid – count the macros if you can and do some research before splurging on food. Remember, it is very possible to enjoy food while staying fit and healthy.
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