Five Healthy Breakfast Tips That’ll Help You Lose Weight

by kmstarry@gmail.com on November 28, 2016

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Today we are going to talk about Five Healthy Breakfast Tips That’ll Help You Lose Weight!
If you want to lose weight, or you just want to get healthy/stay healthy, then breakfast should be one of the first things on your list that you are doing. Even if you’re exercising every day, you could be sabotaging your plans by skipping breakfast! And, if you do eat breakfast every day, you may be choosing the wrong foods. Here are 5 healthy breakfast tips to make that first meal of the day a healthy one.
1) Never Skip Breakfast: This is number one on the list of healthy breakfast tips for a very good reason! You may think you’re shaving calories off your day by missing breakfast, but it just leaves you more likely to snack on unhealthy foods throughout the morning. Did you know that breakfast kickstarts your metabolism, making your body work harder to burn off calories from the meals you eat through the rest of the day? Did you ever look at the name breakfast?  You are breaking the fast from the day before break-fast
2) Avoid Sugar: Many of us wrongly assume that all breakfast cereals are healthy. This is far from the truth: many of them are overloaded with sugar. This can lead to weight gain and energy spikes that will leave you feeling sleepy by lunch time. I used to be the USDA Food Coordinator for a Navy Family Home Day Care Program, and this is one of the things that many daycare providers were shocked when they started reading the labels of cereal boxes to see how much sugar was in cereals that they were feeding their own children and the children in their care. I used to spend a lot of time reading labels in the cereal aisle and it was amazing…and not in a good way.
3) Don’t Drink Too Much Juice: Although fruit juice is good for you, this doesn’t mean that it’s free from calories. The sugar in fruit juice can cause an energy spike, so stick to a small glass and drink water to hydrate you for the day. Drinking more water has the added benefit of helping you to feel fuller and avoid snacking. Also, this is another area where you really have to read labels sometimes people think they are getting juice where in fact they are really getting drinks and one of the first ingredients may be a sugar product. I can never say enough how important reading labels is.
4) Start As You Mean To Go On: Think of breakfast as a kick-start for your day, and start with healthy foods that’ll give your body the energy you need. This means avoiding fast food and fried breakfasts that’ll leave you feeling sluggish at work.
5) Include A Few Superfoods: Superfoods are ingredients known to greatly decrease your risk of developing a range of diseases. Thankfully, many of these are perfect for breakfast. Here are a few top ingredients to get you going: oats, tea, yogurt (low fat but again read the labels often times in low fat foods they add more sugar), berries, nuts and seeds. Even if you only have a handful of these ingredients, it’s a good way to make sure you get something healthy into every day. Of course my go to one for breakfast is my Shakeology. Love it and you can even add some of those things to it, I do if I think my calorie intake for the day is going to be on the low side.
I hope that you still don’t think you are too busy or don’t have time for breakfast.  Why not join one of our free groups, we include time saving tips that make it so easy to get in all of your meals/snacks. For instance like the graphic at the beginning of this article, egg cups, you can make a big batch and freeze them.  EASY! We also include our schedule of groups our Facebook page here: Steve and Kim on Facebook or you can join our mailing list by getting our Free eBook on the right-hand side of this page.

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