Start Your Day Right and Stay Fit!
I’ve heard people debate the value of a good breakfast, but in the end, I’ve always found that breakfast is incredibly important and the impact it makes on the waist-line shows.
Not only does it jumpstart your metabolism for the day, but it also keeps you energized all morning long. This can have a big impact on whether you meet your daily health and fitness goals.
Follow this formula every morning, and you’re guaranteed to make the most out of your first meal of the day.
The Best Breakfast Formula for Weight Loss
Calories: First thing’s first. In terms of overall calories, you want to keep things under 300-400 calories. This is especially important when it comes to maintaining or losing weight. The only exception is if you’re on a pretty intense workout/crossfit/spinning/cardio class schedule. If so, you can safely up your max to about 500 calories.
Carbs: Even if you’re on a low-carb diet, breakfast is where you can get away with a few more carbs than usual. This is because you’ll have more opportunities to burn them off through the day. Make sure your breakfast consists of no more than 50% carbs, and make sure they’re healthy whole grains like steal oats, quinoa, veggies or fruit.
Fiber: You want to aim for about 5 to 7 grams of fiber in your daily breakfast, at minimum. This will help keep your energy up and ward off cravings.