Many people live with the notion that skipping meals can help them lose weight. And, in the process the make the biggest mistake – skip the first meal of the day, the breakfast. If you are interested in losing weight, it is important for you to know that how important breakfast is?
After a long night’s sleep, when we wake up, our body needs immediate supple of energy. During sleep when the body rests, it moves into starvation mode. The best way to shake the body out of the starvation mode as soon as we get up in the morning, is to eat breakfast. Breakfast should be the biggest meal of the day, and the most calorie laden. A big and sumptuous breakfast of eggs, oats, bananas and tomatoes along with whole meal toast is an effective way to start the day and kick-start the metabolism process.
What makes the first meal of the day important to lose weight?
Regardless of what you eat as a part of your breakfast it is essential for weight management. Metabolism is critical in losing weight, as it propagates calorie burning and thereby, weight loss. There have been many studies that has been linked with weight loss and weight loss and better memory and good health.
Let’s understand how it works:
- Breakfast provides with the foundation for weight loss
Breakfast helps setting up the tone for the body to get ready for the rest of the day. It helps fueling the body so that it has all the necessary energy it requires to perform. It takes our brain to a comfortable position where it can perform its jobs in the best possible way. Moreover, a healthy breakfast allows the body t stay satisfied and full, thereby, we don’t keep looking for unnecessary food cravings.
Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, eggs, seeds and nuts are great sources to fuel the body in the right manner and makes you stay in track.
- Breakfast helps keeping you motivated towards your weight loss goals
We have now known that breakfast fuels the body. It makes you ready and stay motivated and perhaps all through the day. In fact, it keeps you motivated in staying and maintaining a healthy living style till you retire to bed in the night.
When you have a good breakfast, you stay focused on your eating plans all throughout the day, as a fulfilling morning makes you stay and think positive. You will have lesser stress and thereby you will less likely reach out to unhealthy and fatty foods. You will feel like moving and be more active, thereby, having better metabolism and burning more calories.
So, what should be the right ingredients for breakfast?
Experts say that a healthy breakfast for weight loss should always have a mix of proteins, complex carbs and fiber. The reason why these are essential because these nutrients helps you keep fuller, prolongs the release of energy and provides our body with the much-needed energy to stay active, agile and motivated all through the day.
Eggs: especially the white of eggs are enriched with protein and an important constituent of a healthy weight loss breakfast. Poached or boiled eggs are the best way to have them. To make eggs taste better get some scrambled eggs cooked is a healthy medium like olive oil with some vegetables. Put some scrambled eggs in between two whole wheat bread slice and enjoy them for breakfast.
Whole Grains: with whole grains you get the right type of carbs and fibers. A bowl of cereal, a whole grain cereal alike oatmeal is a great option. Get some dry fruits in your oatmeal like walnuts and raisins with some bananas.
Something light: If you are not a heavy eater, you have he option of going for something light and simple light a fresh fruit salad, vegetables salad or even cut fresh fruits. You can even use these fruits to make a sumptuous smoothie with honey and yoghurt.
BY: Dietitian Sheela Seharawat