Starting the Day Right: Top Tips for a Healthier Breakfast*

Your morning routine can have a huge impact on your ability to stay healthy and on track with your weight loss program throughout the day. Setting a positive intention for your day from the moment you wake up can help you to make healthier choices as you progress through your daily routine. Engaging in a bit of morning exercise can have a lasting impact on your day by jump-starting your body to burn calories, but also by engaging your mind mentally in your weight loss program. Preparing a healthy breakfast for yourself can have a similar effect.

So many of the most common breakfast foods are notoriously unhealthy. By preparing a healthy breakfast for yourself the night before you can help push your weight loss goals into overdrive and help yourself to feel more full, focused, and healthy throughout the entire day.

Here are a few simple ideas to help set yourself up for success every morning with a healthy breakfast:

Say goodbye to the pastries and sandwiches. Things like pancakes and waffles are tasty and popular for breakfast, but they are loaded with carbs and typically topped with sugar. These are not healthy items to start your day, and so saying goodbye to these is a great place to start.

Say hello to whole foods in the morning. Opting for whole food items like eggs and fresh fruit is a great way to add a lot of nutrition into your day without sacrificing any flavor. If you don’t have a lot of time to prepare breakfast in the morning, consider making a frittata or crustless quiche on the weekend so you can grab and go all week long.

Swap out cold cereal for oatmeal. While you don’t have to necessarily switch to warm cereal for health benefits to occur, oatmeal is hands down one of the healthiest cereal options out there. This cereal is loaded with fiber and when topped with nuts or fruit is just as delicious as some of your favorite breakfast pastries.

Switching your breakfast routine to include things like oatmeal, fruit and eggs can go a long way in helping you to stay on track with your weight loss goals throughout the day. Yogurt is another healthy option, though make sure you are avoiding those yogurts that are loaded with artificial flavors and sugar. For more support in choosing the healthiest meals for your weight loss program, contact your weight loss support team.

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*Weight loss surgery results vary between individuals depending on the initial weight, medical conditions and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to Dr. Bass about the results you can expect.