Have you ever decided to just skip breakfast in order to cut some calories? Seems like a good idea, but unfortunately, this is not a good strategy because your body will find a way to outsmart you. Eating breakfast will actually make you less prone to cravings during the day, so if you eat it, there’s a smaller chance you’ll end up having ice cream for dinner. Here are some breakfast rules that are good to know:
Eat as soon as possible
Eating breakfast helps keep your metabolism revved, and if you want to make the most of your body’s fat-burning potential, be sure to eat within 30-60 minutes of waking up. Eating first thing in the morning will ensure you don’t feel so starved later in the day. It’s when we feel starved that we make bad food choices. What if you’re not a breakfast person and the very thought of eating in the morning makes your stomach turn? Try drinking a nice, refreshing smoothie. It will keep you full and reduce the cravings later in the day.
Don’t skip the protein
Eggs, greek yogurt, oats… all of these protein-packed foods can help keep hunger away and ultimately, eat less and ultimately, lose weight. A recent study shows that women who ate egg breakfasts lost twice as much weight as women who started their days with bagels. The proteins give you energy as well, so it’s a win-win.
Add a banana
Bananas are high in resistant starch, which helps you feel full for longer and burn more calories because it prompts your body to use fat for energy. Resistant starch is also found in oats, so if you have a banana oatmeal breakfast, you will get the most out of your breakfast!