Though breakfast isn’t the most important meal of the day, all food we put in our mouth is important, breakfast is the first meal you eat as you break your overnight fast.
According to numerous studies, people who take their breakfast tend to be more attentive and focused throughout the working day. There’s even a study that shows those who skip this meal tend to become heavier in the midsection.
But not all breakfasts are the same. Actually, what you eat for breakfast should depend on what you plan to do afterward.
So What’s a Healthy Breakfast? Here’s What You Need to Keep in Mind
1. Get it Quick and Easy
Are you the kind of person that doesn’t have time to cook or wait for your food to be cooked? Grab a bar. But be careful. Most are full of fat and sugar. Go for meal replacement bars which have 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber and more. A dash of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals won’t hurt either. Or why not try and make your own. It super easy and so you have absolute control over what goes in them.
2. Be Full the Whole Morning
Does your schedule deny you access to food until the midday? Go for Greek yogurt or dairy-free options such as coconut or almond yogurt. A 6-ounce serving packs up to 18 grams of muscle building and fat burning protein. Go for the plain variant which only has 100 calories with no trace of fat. Mix in some nuts or seeds for additional protein and vitamins or a fresh pear or any other fruits for filling fiber.
3. Not a Breakfast Person?
The goal is for you to become one. It’s a great habit to have. To help your system getting used to eating breakfast daily, try a green smoothie (scroll down to download my FREE green smoothie Ebook) that you can sip the whole morning. In doing this one simple thing, you’re already starting your day right—packing in vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients. Late night snacks can suppress morning appetite so lay off them.
ALSO READ: 3 Tips For Becoming A Morning Person
4. Drive-thru is the Only Option
Your alarm didn’t sound off? Actually, you might have just slept through it. Go take a quick shower, dress up, and drop by the nearest drive-thru. However, avoid bagels, muffins, and pancakes. They are calorie sinkholes.
5. Trying to Shed Pounds
Trying to lose some weight and get healthier this season? The first thing you have to do is fix your breakfast menu. Drop the coffee habit and pick up green tea instead. Studies show that it can boost metabolism by up to 10%.
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6. Having an Early Workout
Hitting the gym after breakfast? Two things can make your workouts more efficient. Carbs and proteins. From the right sources, of course. Go for fiber-rich whole grain toast. Slather some protein-rich peanut butter onto them and have a banana, too. End with a green smoothie and you should be able to blast through that plateau.
7. More Fiber, Please?
Fiber not only helps you lose weight. It also makes morning visits to the toilet easier and on the regular, too. Get a cereal that crams in 5 grams of fiber or more in a single serving. To add even more fiber and also flavor, eat it with some raspberries.
ALSO READ: Recommended Daily Fiber Intake: The Lowdown
8. You Put Your Heart First
Trying to take care of your heart? Go for an avocado breakfast burrito that’s full of monounsaturated fats. This type of fat has been proven to help prevent heart diseases. Other options are a whole wheat pita bread filled with chickpeas, avocado, and a dash of salsa.
So, what’s a healthy breakfast? It’s a combination of complex carbs, the right amount of protein, some fiber, and a generous serving of essential vitamins and minerals. With these tips, you can never go wrong on what to eat for your first meal of the day.
Thanks for reading. I hope this information was helpful. Until next time!
Crazy cat lady, life and food lover, certified biologist, and holistic health coach.