For years, breakfast has been touted as the most important meal of the day, essential for jump starting your metabolism and starting the day off right. Now, a recent study may change that perception. The study, conducted by senior investigator, David Allison of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Nutrition Obesity Research Center, compared overweight and obese adults over a 16 week period. It found that skipping or eating breakfast made no difference in how much weight was lost. Unfortunately, the types of food eaten for breakfast were not tracked.
So, what does this mean for the “most important meal of the day”? Even if eating breakfast doesn’t lead directly to weight loss, there are other peripheral benefits that can help boost your weight loss when paired with a reduced calorie diet: consistent exercise and Meratrim. We recommend a number of healthy breakfast options to start your day.
. Greek Yogurt: Calcium and protein-packed, greek yogurt makes a great breakfast food because it sticks with you for longer than regular yogurt. Add in fresh fruit or natural honey for a sweet kick. Even better, this food is fast and travels easy for rushed mornings.
. Grapefruit: Loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants, grapefruit packs a solid punch in the morning. It’s also a filling and hydrating fruit perfect for jumpstarting your weight loss. Eating it plain is the best choice. But if you need something a little sweet, try adding a natural sugar like that of the stevia plant.
. Eggs: The incredible, edible egg is a great way to start the day. Packed with protein, eggs will keep your energy levels high throughout the day. The egg has gotten a bad rap in recent years for its cholesterol-filled yolk, but if you’re already eating a lean protein and low cholesterol diet, it’s not unreasonable to opt for eggs with breakfast.
Breakfast is the first meal you eat each day, meaning it gets your body going. Opting for high protein, low sugar foods will give your body the fuel to get you to lunch and help prevent overeating at your next meal. Recent studies aside, breakfast is still an important meal, especially if you’re exercising. So, what is your breakfast plan for tomorrow?