They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But did you know you can also burn fat if you consume the right types of food? Follow these basic rules and you will not only feel healthy, but the scale will be happy too.
Eat more eggs
Research shows people who start their day with eggs or some kind of protein can lose up to two-thirds more weight than those who don’t have protein at breakfast. “Eggs keep you full for longer,” says personal trainer James Duigan. “Serve with asparagus and a little sea salt, which is loaded with healthy vitamins and minerals.”
Curb the carbs
“A common diet mistake is a carb-only breakfast,” explains James. “Toast and cereal contain barely any protein, so won’t keep you full. A carb-only breakfast will convert to sugar in the body so you’ll get an instant energy rush, but your blood sugar levels will then crash, leaving you hungry and craving sugar within an hour or two.” Don’t cut out carbs totally, as they are a useful source of energy. Make sure you have a proper balance of carbohydrates, fat and protein.
Make it quick
Try to keep the following in your kitchen, as all make a perfect breakfast, according to James: “Full-cream yoghurt, berries and nuts, or half an avocado sliced over a few rice cakes. Or eat leftovers for breakfast! I often have a cold salmon steak with chopped peppers. It keeps you full until lunch.”
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