Think you’ll skip breakfast this morning so you can splurge on lunch and dinner later and avoid some weight gain? Not so fast.
“Eating a good breakfast does more than cut the risk of binging later on-it revs up your metabolism, provides energy for your body and brain, and is a key strategy for weight loss and maintenance.”
“A study at the University of Texas at El Paso found that people who ate a substantial breakfast consumed an average of 100 fewer calories a day than when they didn’t eat breakfast. Though that may not sound like much, over a year it could mean a 10-pound weight loss.”
“So what should you eat for breakfast? Experts agree it’s best to include lean protein and fiber-rich carbohydrates. The body has to work harder to digest protein than carbs, so it burns more calories in the process. And because a protein and fiber-rich breakfast is digested more slowly than a carbs-only meal, blood sugar levels stay steady, so you don’t get hungry as quickly.”
Some FittChick “approved” breakfast ideas include breakfast smoothies made with whey protein powder and fruit, a breakfast sandwich of egg whites, low fat cheese and high fiber toast, oatmeal with egg whites, greek yogurt and berries, or a breakfast wrap with veggies and egg whites. The list is endless…Try one of these healthy, low-calorie breakfast ideas today, and you could be closer to a healthier you before you know it!