Healthy Breakfast Swaps for Weight Loss*
If breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, then it should come as no surprise that the way you approach your breakfast can have a huge impact on your weight loss routine. Whether you are the kind of person who looks forward to a hearty plate of bacon and eggs every morning, or are more in favor of something light to go with your coffee or juice, there are plenty of ways that you can transition your breakfast preferences into a healthy meal that will support your weight loss goals.
The Best Breakfast Swaps
Who doesn’t love a sweet start to their day? There are so many products that are designed to help you enjoy something super sweet and indulgent from the moment you wake up. From flavorful coffee creamers that are loaded with sugar to breakfast pastries that rival the most decadent desserts, there are a lot of ways that you can easily be thrown off track with your healthy eating goals from the very start of the day.
How many times have you been tempted to have a donut with your coffee as you were stuck in traffic on your way to work? Perhaps you are more of the Danish or bagel type, or maybe you actually are more into savory meals, like bacon and eggs or a hearty sausage. The problem is that all of these meals have one thing in common: they are not healthy. While incredibly common breakfast items, they are not going to support your weight loss goals.
Skipping breakfast isn’t going to help you lose weight, as it is going to set you behind for the day and cause you to want to overeat at lunch. Instead of attempting to take breakfast off the menu, you should consider healthy alternatives that can help you get your day started off on the right foot.
Here are a few healthy breakfast swaps worth trying:
- Instead of having bacon and eggs on a bagel, try just having scrambled eggs. By taking the bagel and bacon out of your meal you can get the lean protein without the carbs and fat.
- Instead of having pancakes or waffles, consider having a bowl of oatmeal. Steel cut oats are high in fiber and can help you stay full all day long. You can add just a tad of brown sugar and cinnamon to keep the flavor similar to your plate of pancakes.
- Instead of having a Danish or fruit-filled pastry, consider actually having fresh fruit for breakfast. Enjoying fresh fruit is great for when you are on the go and want something sweet but healthy.
Starting your day off with a healthy meal is the best way to reaffirm your commitment to your weight loss program first thing every day. For more healthy ideas to help you with meal planning, consult with your weight loss surgeon.
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