Why Breakfast Is Good For Losing Weight...
by Stevan McGrath
(Washington DC, U.S.A)
Everyone has heard the saying, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day," but most people do not know why breakfast holds such prestigious. It is simple. If you do not eat breakfast in the morning, you will make it up by eating more lately in the day. Thus, you will go to sleep before most of your food is digested. This leads to weight gain. Therefore, if you want to lose weight, eat breakfast. Breakfast is good for weight loss.
Eating breakfast daily has found to be a successful way to lose weight. Members of The National Weight Control Registry lose an average of 30 pounds a year, because they eat breakfast. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, breakfast is vital to any weight loss plan.
There are several research studies that support this finding. In one study, they found that people who eat cereal on a regular basis had less weight problems than someone who did not.
What makes breakfast so is important is the fact that it is the meal that kick starts your daily metabolism. Therefore, breakfast is good for weight loss, because a healthy and fast metabolism means more calories and fat burned throughout the day. So the next time you think about skipping breakfast, do not. You will have a lower food intake than someone who eats breakfast.
The Best Breakfast Options...
A whole egg is a great source of protein, and it makes you feel fuller longer. Thus, you will not overindulge during your mid-morning snack because you cannot wait for lunch to properly eat a full meal.
High fiber foods are a great option for breakfast. They fill you up without packing on the fat. Plus, fiber has a low energy density. That means you
get a lot of energy from fewer calories. This energy helps boost your metabolism and burn off fat during the day. For breakfast, look for low-calorie, whole-grain recipes. Instead of using regular all-purpose flour for your pancakes switch to whole-wheat flour. Switch out your white bread toast for whole wheat bread toast. All these little changes will make a difference on the scale. Oatmeal, walnuts and low-fat yogurt are other breakfast foods with low energy density.
It is recommended that you eat five fruits and vegetable a day. Breakfast is the perfect time to meet your fruit requirements. Eating a medium apple can give you 4 grams of fiber. It is also a great source of vitamin C and potassium. If you eat a large apple, you can get 5 grams of fiber. Any type of berry will work as well. If you are short on time, try a smoothie for breakfast. It is a better option than skipping breakfast altogether.
Breakfast does not have to be boring. You can create your own meals. There is nothing wrong with eating bananas with peanut butter or putting banana slices in your yogurt. You can also add fruit to your oatmeal. You can get a soft whole wheat taco shell, spread some yogurt or peanut butter on the shell, and then add the fruit of your choice. Now, you have a fruit burrito to eat for breakfast.
Stevan McGrath has done bachelor’s degree in health administration from George Washington University. He is an Independent health researcher, who loves to explore and write about health conditions. He is currently living in Washington DC helping victims to evaluate their disorders. He is a contributing writer for consumerhealthdigest.com, academia.edu and other websites since 2011. His articles are well-researched and published on several websites.