Top 10 Healthy Breakfast That Make You Slim & Smart
That’s an indisputable reality, according to a new study from Cornell University. When researchers surveyed 147 slim people who said they’d never had to thrash about with their weight, they found that a whopping 96 percent of them ate breakfast nearly every day.But it’s not just eating breakfast that makes slim people seem “naturally skinny.” People who manage their weight well tend to eat similar things for breakfast. 51 percent of the slim people surveyed said that on a typical day, their breakfast included a serving of fruit. 41 percent said they ate dairy other popular choices were cold cereal (33%), bread (33%), eggs (31%), and hot cereal (29%). And, in one very interesting finding, only 26% of slender people said they started their day with coffee.
BEST BREAKFAST DRINKS:
Imagine going an whole workday without drinking a thing. That’s what’s hapening after a good night’s sleep you wake up with dehydrated, making what you drink the first most important decision of the day. Here’s our top for picks for what to drink.
1: VEGAN PROTEIN SHAKE
Slim people love their protein shakes and it’s easy to see why: Thanks to their high protein content. They aid weight preservation by boosting calorie burn and satiety and preserving lean muscle mass. They’re also packed with additional necessary nutrients that keep your skin, hair, bones and heart healthy. Better yet, there’s no prep work or cleanup, and they’re easy to sip on the go. But when getting a flat belly is your goal, choosing the right protein powder is key. Because whey is a dairy copied and commercial preparations tend to contain all manner of funky chemicals protein powders that use this source as a base can lead to bloat
One reason slim people stay slender is that they avoid the “Frappuccino”—which is an exotic way of saying you’re drinking two ice cream cones worth of calories while catching a caffeine buzz. If you absolutely must have your morning buzz, perk yourself up with a nonfat, unsweetened iced coffee instead. And if your sweet tooth must be satisfied, ask your barista to add in two pumps of your favorite flavored syrup to your cup instead of the Frap’s four (we like caramel). This simple swap will save you more than 400 calories and a whopping 53 grams of the sweet stuff—that’s more sugar than you’ll find in three Starbucks’ chocolate croissants.
3. SPA WATER
It’s no secret that chugging plain H2O can be less than stimulating, but there are fun ways to make this healthy habit less of a chore. Certain fruits—like grapefruit, lemon and cucumber—have detoxifying properties in their flesh and peels; slice them whole into your water to reap the benefits and hit your water intake quota with an infusion of flavor.
4: GREEN TEA
What if we told you we’d discovered the most effectual weight loss tool in the world a weapon that works for everyone, costs just pennies a day, is available at any store, and can be done at home, at work, or anywhere it’s convenient. Hold your applause: That secret tool is green tea a humble drink that’s been cherished as a health miracle for centuries, but one that science is finally coalescing around. Literally hundreds of studies, found in The 17 Day Green Tea Diet, have been carried out to document the health benefits of catechins, the group of antioxidants concentrated in the leaves of tea plants & the most powerful of all catechins, a compound called epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, is found almost exclusively in green tea. When Jeannine Arenas of Miami, Florida used tea as her weigh loss weapon, she lost 9 pounds in 7 days.
Sugar, per ½ cup: 5 g
Fiber, per ½ cup: 5 g
Watermelon sometimes gets a bad rap for being high in sugar, but the fruit has some impressive health benefits. Research conducted at the University of Kentucky showed that eating watermelon may improve lipid profiles and lower fat accumulation. Better yet, a study among athletes by the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena in Spain found watermelon juice to help reduce the level of muscle soreness — that’s great news for any Eat This, Not That! warriors working on that six-pack!
6. TART CHERRIES
Sugar, per ½ cup: 6.5 g
Fiber, per ½ cup: 1.25 g
Tart cherries have been shown to benefit heart health as well as body weight, in a study on obese rats. A 12-week study by the University of Michigan found that rats fed antioxidant-rich tart cherries showed a 9 percent belly fat reduction over rats fed a “Western diet.” Moreover, the researchers noted that the cherry consumption had profound ability to alter the expression of fat genes. Nosh on them during breakfast to kick your morning off right.
Sugar, per ½ cup: <1 g
Fiber, per ½ cup: 1 g
Starting the day with cooked or raw veggies is a great way to make sure you get a health dose of hard to consume nutrients, says Libby Mills, MS, RDN, LDN “Whether in a smoothie, an omelette or on an open-faced broiled low-fat cheese sandwich, veggies like broccoli, mushroom, tomato and onions are loaded with fiber, a nutrient that will help keep full throughout your busy morning hours,” explains Mills.
Sugar, per ½ cup: 8 g
Fiber, per ½ cup: 1 g
Think of grapefruit (one of the best fruits for fat loss) as your breakfast hors d’oeuvre. “Even if you changed nothing else about your diet, eating half a grapefruit before each meal may help you lose up to a pound a week,” says Patricia Bannan MS, RDN, author of Eat Right When the Time Is Right. “Researchers establish that when obese people ate half a grapefruit before each meal, they dropped an average of 3.5 pounds over 12 weeks,” she says. How’s it work? The tangy fruit helps lower insulin, a fat-storage hormone. It’s also 90% water, so it fills you up so you eat less, explains Bannan
9. ALMOND BUTTER
Protein, per 2 tbsp: 7-8 g
“Almond butter is high in protein, fiber, antioxidants and monounsaturated fats,” says
Martha McKittrick, RDN, CDE. “Studies have also shown that people who eat nuts are less likely to become overweight than those who avoid them, likely because it helps you feeling fuller, longer” To reap the benefits at breakfast, McKittrick suggests spread some nut butter on whole grain toast or adding a tablespoon to oatmeal or smoothies.
10. CHICKEN BREAST
Protein, per 4 oz: 19 g
Chicken may not be your average breakfast food, but maybe it should be. “Some mornings, yogurt or eggs just won’t cut it,” says Lisa Moskovitz, R.D., founder of The NY Nutrition Group. “To spice up my breakfast, I’ll pull out some leftover dinner which often contains plenty of fiber-rich veggies and hunger slashing lean protein. This perfect combination of nutrients keeps me full and energized for hours,” she says. And for a list of the purest proteins.