Lose Weight by Eating Breakfast

Lose Weight by Eating BreakfastMost people know that that losing weight is one of the top New Year’s resolutions of all time. What most people don’t know is that the vast majority of these individuals fail. Most of them have the best of intentions and many of them even start a weight loss plan, but most simply end up giving up within a month or less.

Does this sound familiar to you?

If so, don’t fret. The truth is that many common resolutions or goals set by people usually result in failure. However, this does NOT mean that you should give up.

The biggest reason that the majority of these individuals didn’t find success is because they had expectations of things happening faster than they thought they would, they tried to do too much or cut out all of the foods they loved (a big mistake). Or maybe they simply didn’t have a weight loss plan that was tailored specifically to their needs?

In other words, don’t give up on your weight loss goals just yet. There’s always hope. Once you’ve found the right plan you’ll simply need to stay committed and see it through.

Why Eating Breakfast Is So Important

If you really want to lose weight, one of the best things you can do is eat breakfast. Starting each day with a healthy breakfast is key to your weight loss success. It will give you much needed energy to start your day and it will also help to curb hunger pangs that can result in making bad choices later in the day.

Many people start their day off with a cup of coffee or a soda as their morning meal. I think that most of us have been guilty of this at one time or another. However, missing breakfast is especially bad, because you’ve been sleeping for 7-8 hours and your body now needs to refuel itself.

If you skip your morning meal then there’s a great chance that you’ll over eat at lunch time, because by then you’ll have gone up to 18 hours without eating.

Studies have shown that people who regularly eat breakfast, particularly a low sugar, low fat cereal, such as oatmeal, with 1% or fat-free milk, tend to be leaner overall compared to individuals that skip breakfast or eat fatty options like bacon, sausage, ham, bread, butter, etc.

Also, breakfast eaters are much more likely to have long term success in maintaining a reasonable weight. That is a huge factor to consider, because many people will spend months or even years trying to reach their goals, but once they do they simply revert back to their old habits. The result is that they end up gaining back everything they lost and sometimes even more!

Help Control Your Weight by Eating Eggs

Because they’re packed with protein, eating eggs for breakfast 1-2 times per week is an excellent way to mix up your food options. Eggs can actually reduce your feeling hungry and help to reduce your caloric intake by 400 calories or more.

Be careful not to eat eggs more than a couple times per week though, as the yolks are high in cholesterol. As a matter of fact, many nutrition experts will recommend that you separate the whites and discard the yolks or simply buy egg whites and use them instead. The choice is up to you. Just keep in mind that moderation is the key to success.

Don’t Avoid Eating Your Favorite Foods

Do NOT completely avoid foods that you like to eat! Depriving yourself is a recipe for disaster, pardon the pun. All depriving yourself will do is make you obsess about these foods until you finally cave in and binge on them. Instead of denying yourself, simply eat these foods in moderation. Rather than having four slices of pizza, have two instead with a plain green salad (hold the fat filled dressings!).

Avoid sweets as much as possible, especially if you’re diabetic or pre-diabetic, but if not, don’t be afraid to have a small slice of cake or a cookie from time to time. The point is to not eat the whole cake or entire bag of cookies! Are we understanding each other? I hope so. I’m trying to help by being point blank honest with you. It’s up to you to take the advice or not. I sincerely hope you do.

You Have To Include Exercise As Part Of Your Plan

Believe it or not, exercise will help you in more ways than one. Combined with a healthy diet, exercise can increase the rate of your weight loss by up to 9 times! It will also help you to reduce stress – big time. Stress is a huge factor that can sabotage your weight loss efforts.

Even if you start by walking for 5 minutes per day you’ll be doing something. Gradually push yourself a little harder each day and before you know it you’ll be running two miles. Not overnight, but in a few months it WILL happen, as long as you stick with it. Bottom line – exercise is important. Just do it.