5 Tasty Breakfasts for Healthy Weight Loss

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or so the experts tell us. So why do millions of people skip breakfast in the hope of shedding a few extra kilos?

If you want to lose weight, you can’t afford to skip meals, let alone miss out on breakfast. Sounds counter intuitive, I know, but missing meals encourages your body to go into starvation mode. Once there, your body strives to hang on to every last calorie, just in case you have to wait a long time before your next meal. This is terribly unhealthy for your body and it makes it very difficult to lose weight unless you are literally starving for weeks on end.

Not all Breakfasts are Equal

Eating breakfast is important, but not all breakfasts are equal. Ideally your breakfast should be a healthy mix of protein and carbs, preferably not too heavy on the carbs. Too many carbs and an overload of sugar, as is common in high-energy breakfast cereals, means your blood sugar will crash around mid-morning and you’ll hit the biscuit tin in search of sustenance.

To avoid falling off the diet wagon, you need to eat the right foods at breakfast. So if weight loss is on the agenda, here are a few healthy breakfasts with great reviews you should include in your daily meal plan.

1. Eggs

High protein breakfasts are perfect for healthy weight loss because extra protein curbs hunger pangs and reduces the likelihood of snacking later on. You can have your eggs any which way you like, but poached, scrambled or boiled eggs are best.

Top tip: try serving poached eggs on a bed of cooked spinach and smoked salmon.

2. Porridge

A bowl of plain porridge is high in carbs, but porridge is slow release energy so it will fill you up and leave you satisfied for longer.

Top tip: sprinkle some blueberries on top.


3. A Slice of Rye

Two slices of toasted dark wholegrain rye bread spread with mashed avocado is a delicious start to any day. Avocado is tremendously healthy and a great source of “good” fat. Good fats keep you full for longer, so an avocado a day is just what the doctor ordered.

Top tip: add a poached egg or smoked salmon for extra protein and nutrients.

4. Yoghurt and Fruit

We don’t eat enough fiber in the western world, but raw fruit is packed full of it. Try adding a handful of chopped, raw fruit to your cup of yoghurt, i.e. blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.

Top tip: only buy plain, natural yogurt, or you will be consuming extra sugar without even realizing it.

5. Healthy Smoothie

Too much fruit isn’t necessarily a good thing because fruit contains high levels of natural sugar. However, a nutrient packed smoothie made with avocado and strawberries is low-calorie and very tasty.

Top tip: sprinkle some seeds and pistachios in for extra nutrition.

Don’t forget to skip your morning latte if you want to lose weight. Instead, wash down your breakfast with a cup of healthy green tea.

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