What should you eat for breakfast? Hopefully, you aren’t just having coffee and a donut!
You already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gets your metabolism going, making weight loss easier, and it helps fuel you until lunch, so you don’t resort to unhealthy snacking mid-morning.
Only a good breakfast will prevent you from overeating later on in the day, which is crucial for weight loss. Experts say that your breakfast should be about 300 – 400 calories, which means you can indulge! Here are 3 examples of good breakfasts:
- Scrambled eggs and a slice of whole wheat bread: dress up your scrambled eggs with some veg, like spinach, tomato and/or onion.
- Steel-cut oatmeal with berries and nuts: the chunkier grains of steel-cut oats will keep you feeling full for a longer time. Cook the oatmeal with half water and half milk (you can use unsweetened soy or almond milk if you’re lactose intolerant). For sweetness you can add a little honey or maple syrup.
- Peanut butter on whole wheat bread with sliced bananas: the peanut butter is a great source of protein. Just make sure you’re using a natural kind that only has peanuts on the ingredient list (and possibly salt). Almond butter is a great alternative as well.