You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Your first meal of the day can be incredibly important. Eating the moment you wake up isn’t necessary but your metabolism can get a boost from eating in the morning and making nutritious choices will set the pace for the rest of your day. So let’s talk about five breakfast tips for weight loss.
To ensure your breakfast sets you up for weight-loss success, take a cue from these tips:
1. Think Savory Not Sweet
We often see people eating very sugar-heavy meals for breakfast, which means your elevating your insulin levels first thing in the morning and then have the resulting energy crash. For example, oatmeal with honey and fruit-based smoothies are popular breakfast choices that seem healthy. And they can be — but they are not a balanced meal.
2. Prioritize Protein
Protein is the most satiating macronutrient and it helps signal your brain that you’re full. That means you’re less likely to be ravenous by the time lunch rolls around. Eating more protein has other benefits, too. Aim for at least 20 grams of protein at breakfast.
3. Amp Up The Volume
Look to include foods that are high in volume compared to their calories. These foods will fill you up and keep you feeling fuller for longer. Fresh fruits, vegetables and leafy greens are a few great examples.
4. Don’t Drink Your Calories
Coffee is an important part of many people’s mornings, however, flavored creamers, sugar and oils or butter used in drinks like bulletproof coffee can turn your morning cup of joe into a full-fledged dessert. Try drinking your coffee black or with a splash of milk.
5. Put Your Breakfasts On A Plate
We often eat breakfast on the go, but whenever possible sit down to eat. It is very easy to overeat if you eat while you’re distracted. Your meal will be much more satisfying if you see it, consume it without distractions and are able to enjoy it. This intuitive eating approach may help you feel full sooner, and get more satisfaction out of your morning meal, which is key to avoiding feelings of deprivation as you lose weight.
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