Breakfast has many appealing benefits including jumpstarting your metabolism to help you burn more calories throughout the day. With the UK in lockdown and people having more time on their hands, making a healthy nutritious breakfast can help maximise weight loss.
When choosing a bread option to have for breakfast, Susie recommends opting for a lower carb bread that combines wholegrain goodness with fewer calories than white bread.
According to the NHS, research suggests people who eat breakfast are slimmer because they tend to eat less during the day.
The website says the best scrambled egg recipe is:
• 2 eggs
• 4 tbsp milk
• 2 slices wholemeal/granary toast
• 2 tsp low-fat spread
• Pink of black pepper for seasoning
• Top with chives (optional)
After mixing all the ingredients, cook over a medium heat, stirring slowly and gently until they scramble.
Adding a handful of spinach to your scrambled eggs can help boost nutrition levels.
Or adding avocado can have many health benefits.
Susie says: “Good fats that come from a range of foods including olive oil, avocado, nuts, seeds and peanut butter not only offer a range of key nutrients but adding some good fat to a meal helps ensure that you will be kept fuller for longer after eating.
“Avocado works well with toast and smoothies, as do nuts and seeds.”
The protein and fat in eggs helps sustain energy levels, keeping you satisfied for longer and reducing the need for a snack which can help boost weight loss.
According to Healthline, blueberries are “the king of antioxidant foods,” and eating them everyday helps reduce risk factors of cardiovascular disease.
Having a smoothie, combining lots of nutritious foods can not only keep you fuller for longer, it will also add towards your five-a-day and help burn fat.
Combining a banana into your breakfast is one of the best sources of resistant starch, a health carbohydrate that keeps you feeling fuller longer.
Very berry smoothie:
• 140g frozen summer berries
• Handful of blueberries
• 40g of low-fat natural yoghurt
• 100ml of apple juice
Incorporating greek yoghurt into a breakfast can add to the protein levels and energise the body.
A healthy breakfast contributes to proper immune function, lowers cholesterol, and reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes. If you skip breakfast, you are more likely to snack more, consuming more calories by consuming less nutritious foods.