Make your breakfast work for you! It’s never a great idea to skip a meal, especially when it comes to breakfast. Your morning meal energizes you, and kick starts your metabolism which helps the body to burn calories all day. It also keeps you fuller longer – chances are, you’ll be able to eat a lighter lunch! According to a study conducted by the American Journal of Epidemiology, those who skip breakfast are 4.5 times more likely to become obese.
When to Eat Your Breakfast:
It’s important to have breakfast within an hour of waking up. This maintains your circadian rhythm and boosts that metabolism!
Shoot for at Least 8 Grams of Fiber.
You’re going to want to feel as full as possible from consuming the smallest amount of food – this is the key to weight loss. Shoot for as much fiber as you can for breakfast (8 grams being an ideal amount). Go for a fruit smoothie (Dole Fruit Shakers are convenient for breakfast on the road – and contain 3 grams of fiber) or a bowl of cereal.
5 Great High-Fiber Cereal Options
More Protein, Less Sugar.
Eggs, Greek yogurt, and nuts are excellent sources of protein for breakfast. – These food items are lower in calories than sugary and syrupy alternatives.
It’s important to keep the breakfast calorie-count within the range of 300-500. Veggie omelets, Greek yogurts, toast, cereal, and fresh fruit are all great low-calorie options.