We all know it: breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Do you feel like eating healthy in the morning but still not losing weight? There are 3 healthy breakfast mistakes that we’re not all aware of and they could even cause weight gain. Wait, what?! Yes! Today I talk about the golden rules to a high speed metabolism and fat burning first thing in the morning!
Your breakfast should be the most important meal of the day. I deliberately say ‘should’, because the well-known shouts about having breakfast and initiating your metabolism are based on pretty much nothing when you’re not eating breakfast properly. Today’s tips will help you to see a valuable change on your body and mind, by eating the right amount of calories and the distribution of macronutrients. So what are the three most common made mistakes AND how should you eat breakfast to improve it?
1. You eat too little protein
Eating a considerable amount of high quality protein contributes to a better production of neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters send messages to body functions and determine how you feel emotionally. Besides they take care of a good memory, alertness and focus. Furthermore, protein rich meals satisfy more and thus you will have less cravings during the day. Sounds great, right?!
2. You think you eat enough protein
It’s a common mistake that people think they’re consuming a protein rich meal or ingredient while it’s actually not really the case.. So for example, a common misunderstanding is that the following popular breakfast meals are rich in protein:
– Oats with fruit (and seeds and nuts)
– Yogurt with muesli/fruits
– Bread with peanut butter/sweet sandwich filling
Yes, all these products contain some protein, but the amount is overlooked. Besides, the quality (biological value) is very low and so you can better choose other sources of protein. Further on this blog post I will give some good breakfast options – rich in protein!
3. You skip breakfast
Not having breakfast does not harm your metabolism. Moreover, it will probably make you eat more during the day than when you had your breakfast. In my first argument I mentioned that by having a protein-rich breakfast you will have less cravings during the day, and that’s exactly the reason why it’s so important to NOT skip your breakfast. It is easy to consume 500 extra calories when you feel like snacking. So what if you skip your breakfast because it’s hard for you to eat something in the morning? Help is here! It’s time to give you three breakfast tips to easily eat a protein rich breakfast.
Three examples of a healthy protein rich breakfast:
Eating enough protein in the morning does not have to be difficult. You can make the following 3 breakfast meals in five minutes and make sure that you have the best possible start of your day!
– Omelet of eggs with spinach, bell pepper, onion and whole wheat bread.
– Skinny quark with cinnamon, nuts (handful), oats and a piece of fruit.
– Protein shake with banana, oats, spinach and avocado.
I am a big supporter of integrating veggies into my breakfast meal, simply because you should eat a lot of them each day. They contain a lot of fiber and and give you a full feeling. Adding veggies to your smoothie is easy, healthy and tasty! Click here to see my skinny smoothie recipes!
A final piece of advice: breakfast all starts with at a decent preparation. Sometimes it’s just a matter of getting up five minutes earlier (what are we talking about) and making sure your fridge is nice and full. Outcome? A happy and energetic YOU!:)
What’s your favorite healthy breakfast? Please tell me in the comment section under this post girls!