What Does an Ideal Breakfast Look Like?
How many times have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal during the day? That’s true – it is for the organism the same as fuel for a car. It needs to be nutritious, varied and energetic, but what actually should it look like on a diet? Does it need to be low-calorie? Check, what products to use to prepare a dietetic breakfast and when to best eat it.
- Don’t forget about protein.
Ideal breakfast is composed of complex carbohydrates (wholemeal bread, oatmeal, groats), the portion of protein and fresh vegetables and fruits, which constitute a daily portion of vitamins. Breakfast on a diet should be rich in protein, which inhibits hunger attacks and adds energy. If you eat eggs or Greek yogurt for breakfast, you will not snack during the day and you will choose light, low-calorie meals for lunch and dinner.
Studies proved that women, who ate eggs for breakfast lost twice as many kilograms as women who ate bread. Protein contained in eggs satiates and decreases appetite, thanks to which you eat less during the day. An additional advantage of protein breakfasts is the fact that they provide a lot of energy. Eat an omelette, scrambled eggs or coddled eggs and you will definitely not be tired for a long time.
What is suitable for breakfast apart from eggs? Definitely oatmeal, muesli, lean ham, curd cheese, smoked salmon and natural yogurt. You may eat wholegrain bread without any worries, but don’t exaggerate with its quantity. Always add fresh fruit and vegetables to your breakfast!
- Add fiber for a good start of the day
If you are on a diet, dietary fiber should be your best friend. It regulates digestive processes, inhibits hunger attacks and eliminates toxins from the organism. Thanks to dietary fiber, weight loss will be effective, therefore the products rich in this element should be a frequent additive to your diet.
What are its best sources? Wholegrain bread, rolled oats, amaranth, barley groats, millet groats, fried fruits, banana, flaxseed, almonds, sunflower seeds – these are the products which will be perfect for breakfast. Prepare groats with fruits, sandwiches or mix muesli with nuts and seeds and certainly your breakfast will be rich in fiber.
- Eat breakfast within one hour from waking up.
Dietitians claim that the fact whether our diet will be effective depends on breakfast. One is sure – you need to eat a nutritious meal in the morning in order to accelerate your metabolism, the effect of which will be weight loss.
Breakfast should be eaten within one hour from waking up. Why? If you eat the first meal as soon as possible, you will use the organism’s potential to burn fat. Breakfast stimulates metabolism and a well-balanced meal will make you eat less for the rest of the day and you will resist unhealthy temptations.
Do you feel sick when you think about eating something early in the morning? It is worth coming around to oatmeal and eggs, but for a start, you may replace a traditional breakfast with a cocktail. We especially recommend energetic smoothie with iced coffee, almond milk, cinnamon and flaxseed.
Even if you are trying to lose weight, you should not “cut” calories on breakfast. It gives you energy and stimulates metabolism. By following a few simple rules, you will definitely create an ideal meal, which will allow you to lose weight without feeling hungry. Good luck!Posted on: January 30, 2018