If you typically grab a granola or cereal bar for your breakfast meal and head out the door (if you even grab anything at all), you are making a grave mistake. It’s vital that you fuel your body well during this first meal of the day or you’ll find yourself suffering from low energy, food cravings and you’ll have a harder time controlling your appetite throughout the day.
That said, if you eat the same thing daily, you’re bound to get bored and turn to lesser healthy options, so that needs to be avoided as well.
Let’s take a quick peek into five better breakfast ideas that you should consider using and interchanging to help you lose weight.
A Greek yogurt parfait is an excellent choice to get your day started off right. Pair it with some fresh berries and nuts or unsweetened coconut for a great start.
You want to always do your best to get all three nutrients into your morning meal – proteins, carbohydrates, and dietary fats.
This meal will do that perfectly.
Protein pancakes are another option to consider. Whip these up yourself using egg whites, protein powder, dry oats, and any berries you desire.
Cook them as a normal pancake and they’ll be ready in minutes. Top them with some sugar free syrup or some natural nut butter and more fresh fruit.
Oatmeal is a classic standby that you can dress up in a number of different ways. It is important that you choose the unflavored variety of oatmeal otherwise you’ll be taking in far more sugar than you should be. Try adding a scoop of your favorite protein to your bowl of oatmeal and then add a sliced banana and some slivered almonds, peanuts, or diced pecans. You can also cut an apple up into the oatmeal, add some cinnamon along with walnuts and some vanilla protein powder.
Oatmeal is filling, healthy and, just by adding different toppings, it can be made in a variety of ways.
Scrambled eggs are another great option that you can tailor make to your own personal preferences. This is also a great way to get more vegetables into your day, which most people have a hard time incorporating to their daily meals.
Scramble up your eggs and then serve them alongside a diced sweet potato hash, lightly pan-fried in some olive oil.
Finally, don’t overlook poached eggs. This is one way to prepare your eggs that so many people forget about but can still be a very healthy approach as it requires no butter or oil.You can use poached whole eggs or just the whites if you want a lower fat option for your breakfast meal. Serve these over some Ezekiel bread if you can have the carbs or simply a bed of spinach if you are on a lower carbohydrate diet.
Add some fruit to top it off and get your fiber and antioxidant intake up and you’ll be all set for optimal success.
So there you have some quick and simple breakfast ideas to consider as you go about your fat loss diet plan. If you get a bit creative and have five or six classic stand-by options to choose from, you can rest assured that you will be getting good nutrition in with each morning meal you eat. That in turn may just make the difference of whether you stick to your diet over the long run or not. Eat well in the morning and you’ll see success.