Many people make the mistake of skipping breakfast when they are trying to lose weight. Skipping breakfast, or any meal for that matter, is a mistake you shouldn’t make when trying to lose weight. When you skip a meal, you are preventing your body from absorbing necessary nutrients and vitamins that are needed to sustain your energy and maintain a healthy appetite. If you do not eat breakfast, you will likely feel hungry earlier in the day which can cause you to overeat during other meals and snack times throughout the day.
If you generally skip breakfast just because you are in a rush, there are many foods you can eat that are quick and easy to eat on the go. Grab a piece of fruit on your way out the door in the morning. Fruits that are high in vitamins like grapefruit and oranges are the perfect choice for breakfast for you if you are trying to lose weight. To make these fruits easier to eat while driving, you could easily slice them up at night, put them in plastic baggies or containers, and store them in the fridge so you can quickly reach in and grab them as you are walking out the door.
Granola bars are also a quick and healthy breakfast to eat to lose weight. Granola is high in fiber which is not only good for filling you up and making you feel less hungry, but fiber is also great for boosting your energy. The one thing you need to watch out for when eating granola bars while you are trying to lose weight is that a lot of granola bars contain a lot of sugar and other unhealthy additives, so be sure the granola bars you are eating are low in sugar.
There are a variety of flavored low-fat and Greek yogurts on the market these days. Yogurt is an excellent choice for a quick and healthy breakfast. Many brands of yogurt also come with granola pieces that you can mix into your yogurt for more flavor and added health benefits.
Drop a couple slices of whole grain bread into the toaster while you are getting ready in the morning. Whole grain toast is a good breakfast for trying to lose weight because it is full of fiber which will make you feel fuller until lunch time and it will help to keep up your energy so you do not end up feeling tired by mid-morning.
You can also toss some fruits and/or veggies into a blender with some low-fat milk or another milk substitute like soy milk or Greek yogurt to make a quick and nutritious smoothie for breakfast.
The best foods to eat for breakfast when you are trying to lose weight are foods that are filled with necessary vitamins and other nutrients because these types of food help keep you going by sustaining your energy and suppressing your appetite so you do not feel hungry so fast. If you do not feel hungry, chances are you will not snack as often throughout the day and you will not overeat during other meals.