Whether you’re wanting to lose weight or not, it’s important to start your day right, with the right food. It can actually set the tone for the rest of the day.
But eating a healthy breakfast is essential for those wanting to lose weight as it makes it much easier to control your cravings and minimize snacking. And that can make a huge difference when it comes to losing weight.
This is why we’ve chosen our Top 10 healthy—and totally accessible—breakfast foods that can help with weight loss.
Do you know that a medium-sized banana contains only a little more than 100 calories but has 3 grams of dietary fiber? That’s about 12% of your daily need in just one fruit!
One of the healthiest foods on the planet, bananas boast of high-fiber content and low calories. They’re an amazing alternative to common breakfast cereals that contain a sizeable amount of sugar (not good for an early morning meal). The high fiber content allows you to feel fuller longer, ergo, controlling any food cravings that may undermine your weight loss efforts. Enjoy it alone or as a topping for oatmeal or yogurt!
We also recommend trying unripe bananas for an excellent source of resistant starch which helps reduce food intake and control tummy fat.
The ultimate nutrition powerhouse, eggs are abundant in protein and taken for breakfast, these help control your appetite (therefore providing you with a much-needed assist in your effort to lose weight!).
Whether boiled, scrambled, sunny-side-up or cooked with your favorite veggies, it doesn’t matter. Eggs make for a delicious and weight loss—enhancing breakfast!
There’s something about yogurt that makes it so satisfying to eat for breakfast. Whether it’s the creamy texture or the delicious taste, we can’t really say. But it does make for an outstanding addition to your weight loss diet.
Each cup of yogurt provides a healthy dose of protein, which in turn, helps diminish hunger and as a result, reduces food intake.
Combine some fruit or chia seeds with a cup of yogurt and enjoy the perfect weight loss breakfast!
Another high-fiber, low-calorie breakfast option, oats are also an incredible source of protein, especially for those wanting to lose weight.
Because it contains a type of fiber called beta-glucan, which helps stabilize sugar levels, oatmeal helps lower blood sugar and reduce appetite. Definitely, a great weight-controller! Add some berries or almonds for that nutrition-packed, high-fiber breakfast meal.
The caffeine content in coffee helps promote weight loss by boosting metabolism and enhancing your body’s fat-burning capabilities.
Of course, on its own, coffee does not make a balanced breakfast. But paired with other healthy breakfast options, coffee gives your morning meal a weight control upgrade.
Again, go easy on the sugar and creamer, so they don’t negate your coffee’s potential fat-burning properties.
6. Low-calorie Smoothies
A super-quick way to consume a generous dose of nutrients, smoothies can be a convenient breakfast staple that can support your weight loss efforts. That’s only if you go easy on the sugar and other high-calorie ingredients!
Fill your smoothies with your favorite fiber-boosting veggies and low-calorie fruits as these will help you feel fuller longer. Mix in some nuts, seeds, or your choice of protein powder (try MAV Nutrition’s Collagen Peptides!) to support that feeling of fullness and stave off cravings.
7. Green Tea
Popular for its metabolism-boosting and fat-burning capabilities, the properties of green tea promote fat burning and therefore support weight loss.
Coupled with nutritious breakfast food, you can enjoy green tea in the morning by adding honey, lemon, or both. You can also brew your tea with mint or ginger to bring a more interesting and healthy twist to your drink.
A personal favorite of ours, we go nuts for nuts! These offer a perfect balance of protein, fiber, and of course, heart-healthy fat. A controlled dose (estimated at one ounce) makes them a useful supplement to your breakfast meal. Take note that nuts are high in calories so make sure you limit your consumption to one ounce at a time.
Try mixing nuts to your yogurt to elevate your breakfast meal to the next nutritional level.
Providing an average of 1 gram of protein and 3 grams of fiber, an avocado for breakfast can easily fill you up. It contains just enough healthy fat to boost your energy and start your day right, without the hunger pangs a couple of hours later.
There are a lot of things you can do with avocado aside from the hugely popular avocado toast. Try mixing it with your scrambled eggs. Or you can eat it fresh. We do!
10. Nut Butter
No, we’re not talking about peanut butter. This one is healthier than that.
A delicious way to start your day off with more fiber and healthy fats, not only is this a great alternative for those allergic to peanuts, but it’s also an amazing way to sustain you through your weight loss goals.
While certainly high in calorie count per serving, the protein and healthy fats that a helping of nut butter provides still make it a great weight loss staple. Fair warning not to go too crazy because of the high-calorie content, though!
If you think about it, most of the items in this list can probably already be found in your kitchen so it shouldn’t be that hard to make these a part of your regular breakfast meals.
Remember that following a weight loss plan doesn’t just start and end with a healthy breakfast. Along with some exercise, you also need a change in lifestyle including eating right throughout the day and keeping healthy habits to optimize your health and achieve your weight goals.
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