Calling all breakfast skippers .You’ve probably heard it before and it’s true, eating breakfast is one of the most important steps you can take towards healthier eating . If you’re not used to eating in the morning, start slowly with just one item and work up to a more balanced meal .Dedicated breakfast eaters let nothing come between them and their breakfast! Some how, some way, they get it in . Once you get hooked on breakfast, you’ll understand why .
Starting the day with breakfast has its many benefits . Breakfast eaters tend to
- have higher metabolisms (they burn more calories overall)
- have less food cravings
- eat less at night
- have higher intakes of certain vitamins and minerals
If you’re not hungry for breakfast, there’s a good chance you’ve eaten too much or too late the night before . Once you get on to the routine of eating something in the morning and not eating too much at night, you will start to feel hungry for breakfast .
Breakfast is an important key to weight management . Breakfast skippers tend to make up for the calories they missed plus more later in the day . If you want to lose weight the first thing to do is start eating breakfast . It can boost your metabolism, decrease food cravings and prevent you from overeating later in the day .
Breakfast should consist of three out of the four food groups .
Check out these examples of balanced breakfasts:
- cereal with milk and fruit
- a peanut butter sandwich (easy on the peanut butter) and a glass of milk
- cottage cheese with fruit and low-fat crackers
- bagel with lower fat cheese and tomato
- pancakes topped with yogurt and fruit
Bagels are a healthy choice for breakfast because they are low in fat and high in carbohydrates . Bagels that you buy in the grocery store are usually about 2 oz ., equal to two slices of bread . However other bagels that you can buy in some specialty stores are much larger and are equal to three to four slices of bread . What really boosts the fat and calories is the spread you choose to put on your bagel . If you opt for a high-fat topping, spread it thinly and alternate with lower fat