If you’re looking for breakfast choices for expedient weight loss then this article will show you some healthy ideas for the most important meal of the day.
By making healthy choices for your breakfast you will be able to burn fat throughout the day as well as keep yourself satiated or ‘feeling full’ for a longer period of time. If you don’t make healthy choices at breakfast then you will hinder your progress for weight loss and potentially add more weight instead of subtracting it!
When it comes to making healthy choices at breakfast the general idea is to eat lean protein and healthy fats, removed processed carbs and sugar and eat ‘slow release carbs’.
Eating Lean Protein and Healthy Fats
By eating lean proteins and fats at breakfast you will be able to keep your appetite down, satiate appetite, improve fat loss by satiating appetite.
Proteins contain important nutrients such as iron, iodine, B12 vitamins, zinc and essential fatty acids. They also take longer to digest, burning more energy in the process. Eating proteins also help maintain your muscles mass, which is important for your weight loss since muscle burns more energy than fat, making your resting metabolism higher.
Healthy fats are essential for regulating hormones and keeping you satiated or feeling full. This is particularly important for males as healthy fats help with the production of the hormone testosterone .
Examples of lean proteins and healthy fats you can eat at breakfast are eggs, avocados, walnuts, dairy and grass fed butter.
Eat “Slow Release Carbs”
“Slow Release” Carbs are carbohydrates that take a longer time to digest and as a result expend a lot more energy (calories) to process them, lifting your metabolism. This is because slow release carbohydrates keep your blood sugar levels at a steady level, unlike highly refined carbs and sugar which raise your blood sugar levels. By keeping your blood sugar levels at a steady level, you can avoid a high insulin response (Insulin is a hormone that signals to the body to store excess blood sugar (glucose) as fat).
Examples of slow release carbs are Oatmeal, Sweet potatoes, Bran cereal and Quinoa.
Remove Processed Carbs and Sugar
Processed carbs are very high in calories but lack any nutritional value. This is not good for those who are trying to lose weight as any excess calories not burned throughout the day will be stored as fat. As we learned earlier eating highly processed carbs and sugar will dramatically raise your blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels will increase your insulin response and this will lead to gaining body fat. (Insulin is a hormone which signals your body to store fat)
Examples of processed carbs and sugar to avoid are: flavoured yoghurt, granola-based cereals, bagels, fruit smoothies, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, muffins and scones.
So in summary you should eat lean proteins and healthy fats, slow release carbs, remove processed carbs and sugar. By following these healthy choices for breakfast, you should be well on your way to a quick and expedient weight loss!