Numerous studies show that eating breakfast can not only help you lose weight, but it will also help you keep off the weight.
According to members of the National Weight Control Registry, AKA those who have maintained a 30-pound+ weight loss for at least a year, and some as long as six years, 78% reported that they eat breakfast every day. Nearly 90% reported eating breakfast at least 5 times a week.
If you typically skip breakfast, think about how long your body has to compensate between meals. If your last meal was at dinner the night before, that’s about a 15-20 hour fast!
Not all breakfasts are created equal.
So you’ve decided to start eating breakfast. Now, what are your options?
We recommend sticking with foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. These high fiber foods will fill you up without overdoing calories and fat.
In fact, Chicago-based research firm Mintel notes, that 77% of cold cereal eaters now fill their bowls with granola or muesli.
Some of our breakfast ideas…
Well, you can start with a warm cup of Teeccino in a flavor of your choice (Caramel Nut sounds delicious to me today). Read more about the connection between weight loss and caffeine>>
– A bowl of TeeChia super seeds cereal!
-Oatmeal with fresh fruit
-2 eggs with a whole grain English muffin
-A small tortilla with peanut butter and fresh fruit
-A breakfast smoothie with fruit, ice and yogurt or non-fat milk/soy or almond milk
-For the adventurer – cottage cheese and broccoli (I know it doesn’t sound great, but one of my friends swears by it!)
These are just some of the combinations you could create for a balanced first meal of the day, but you get the idea. Keep it simple and avoid fatty, processed foods and excessive quantities of breads.