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Five Great Breakfast Ideas for Weight Loss

Swopping a morning fry up or a pile of buttered toast for a healthier option doesn’t need to be a hardship. There are plenty of healthy and lower-calorie alternatives. If you’re counting the calories correctly you can still have something a little less healthy once or twice a week. You should, however, concentrate on the best options for your body if you are serious about getting into and keeping in shape. Plan your breakfasts in advance, rather than think about then as soon as you rise to avoid falling into bad habits.

Here are some great, healthy options.

1- Peanut Butter

Nuts have always appeared on top five lists to promote weight loss and peanut butter is a great way to start the day. Certainly, it’s not to to everyone’s taste, but if you’re a fan, we’d suggest putting this top of your breakfast menu. Preferably on top of some wholewheat toast (a slow-release carb).

2- Raspberries

Raspberries are high in fibre and you’ll get a whole 8 grams in a cup. To put it into perspective, that’s twice as much as you’ll get in a cup of strawberries. Eating more fibre is a great way to prevent weight gain and it can even encourage weight loss. Researchers found that boosting fibre by 8 grams for every 1,000 calories resulted in about 4 ½ pounds of weight lost.

3- Eggs

Eggs deliver protein, which is great for dieters. Compared to carbohydrates and fat, protein keeps you satisfied longer. In one study, dieters who ate eggs for breakfast felt fuller longer. They lost more than twice as much weight as those who got the same amount of calories from a bagel for breakfast. An interesting fact and an insight into the psychology of weight loss.

4- Oatmeal

Oatmeal is another food packed with fibre. Its can help you to feel fuller for longer and help resist cravings between meals. Any breakfast made with “slow-release” carbohydrates such as oatmeal, 3 hours before you exercise, may help you burn more fat. Insulin levels don’t spike as high. Because insulin plays a role in signalling your body to store fat, having lower blood sugar levels may help you burn fat.

5- Yoghurt

This tends to be on most top lists of dietary aids and with good reason. Starting the day with a yoghurt will give you added protein. This may give you an extra edge if you’re looking to get leaner. When it comes to weight loss, replacing bad habits with good ones is the only way forward. Yoghurt is a great alternative to a sweet and calorie-filled option. It doesn’t have to just be a plain yoghurt either. Add a small drop of honey or some fresh fruit and you’ll see and feel the health benefits.

September 25, 2018 — Christopher Niven

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