Eating Breakfast Can Help Weight Loss

Eat Breakfast: Lose Weight

The first and easiest step you should take in your weight loss journey is simple; eat breakfast!  Destinata, San Diego’s Ultimate Fitness and Weight Loss Retreat recommends you eat breakfast to lose weight.

According to research, people who do not enjoy breakfast are more likely to succumb to the temptation of high-calorie foods later in the day. The researchers theorize that if you haven’t eaten anything in several hours, your brain’s reward sensors are more likely to be triggered by high-calorie foods.

Starting your day with a healthy meal provides countless benefits including:

1. A revved up metabolism started early so that it burns the maximum number of calories to fuel your activities.

2. Fewer total calories consumed throughout the day.

3. An increased leptin output.

Leptin is a hormone that suppresses appetite. Eating a significant meal early in the day ensures our body’s leptin production. Since leptin suppresses appetite, it follows that those of us who eat breakfast would take in fewer calories throughout the day.

However, your first step to losing weight, eating breakfast, is not as simple as just popping any convenience food into your mouth. Eating refined carbohydrates such as sugary cereals, toasted white bread, waffles, or bagels will likely begin an overeating cycle. Instead, opt for complex carbs, proteins and fats. Whole wheat toast with peanut butter and a banana, or a bowl of high-fiber cereal with low-fat milk and blueberries are good examples. Both options are quick to get you out the door and on your way to starting your day.

Eating a healthy breakfast of complex carbs, proteins and fats should help set a foundation for a day of healthy choices and greater weight loss.

For more ideas or guidance with your fitness and weight loss, please contact the staff at Destinata Retreats.

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