It is all too easy to put on weight especially during the winter. An injury which prevents you working out, terrible weather that stops you getting outside or just hibernating from the cold all make it too easy for weight to just creep up on you.
So if you are looking to slim down or just prevent the inevitable winter weight gain, I want to share with you my top 3 healthy breakfast options for weight loss.
Before becoming the fitness fan that I am now, I went through a major life change. I lost over 70 pounds that had slowly crept up on me over time. As someone who danced their entire life, being physically active and keeping weight off was something I took for granted.
However, while taking a break from dance during higher education and part-time work, bad eating habits and inevitably weight gain ensued. Therefore, I made a conscious effort to get back into shape in order to pursue the career I had always dreamed of.
It was a year-long struggle of diet and exercise to get back into shape which enabled me to go onto my career as a professional international dancer. Moreover, the hard work and dedication I had put into my major lifestyle change gave me the motivation to become a fitness instructor and personal trainer in order to help others with similar goals, knowing how hard it can be to do it alone.
Of course, through any weight loss journey diet is incredibly important. It can also be very difficult as in order to truly stick to it there needs to be a complete lifestyle change. Healthy eating needs to become your new habit. A great place to start with this is by thinking about the most important meal of the day.
Getting into a good breakfast routine is an excellent way to start re-thinking about your current eating situation. A healthy start to the day is a great way to make you feel good and keep you on track for the rest of the day. Adding Chia seed in your meal is healthy, as many people are using chia seed for weight loss.
Often eating the wrong things or skipping breakfast altogether will lead to cravings and can knock your diet off track for the entire day. Ideally, you want to try and get something which is healthy, low fat and packed with fiber to make you feel fuller for longer.
It is also a good idea to try and make your breakfast one that is rich in protein. Not only will this help you stay feeling full but it will also ensure that your losing weight while maintaining lean muscle. Don’t be afraid of having meat for breakfast! Turkey and chicken are great breakfast meats that will give you a protein boost in the morning!
Top Healthy Breakfast #1 – Grilled Turkey Breast with Tomato Salad and Toast
When I was losing weight, this was one of my favorites go-to breakfasts. It is full of flavor and packed with protein. It will leave you feeling satisfied, fuller for longer and ready to start the day. The best part is this recipe is really simple, takes a matter of minutes to complete and only needs a handful of ingredients.
⦁ 10 Fresh Cherry Tomatoes
⦁ 1 Lean Turkey Breast
⦁ 1 Pinch of Salt and Pepper
⦁ A Handful of Coriander
⦁ 2 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
⦁ 1 Slice of wholegrain bread
⦁ 1 teaspoon of vinegar
First of all, cut the cherry tomatoes in half and place them in a small bowl with a pinch of salt, handful of coriander, teaspoon of vinegar and a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix well and place in the fridge while you make the rest.
Take the turkey breast and ensure all skin and fat is removed. Sprinkle it with salt and pepper and place it on the grill. Grill until golden brown on both sides. You can also toast the whole grain bread at the same time under the grill also.
Cut the grilled turkey into slices and place on top of the toast. Remove the tomato salad from the fridge and place it on the plate and there you have it.
Top Healthy Breakfast #2 – Spicy Broccoli Omelet
I love broccoli. Well, actually I love all greens. I sometimes would make this dish with brussels sprouts rather than broccoli as they surprisingly packed with protein, however, I thought for this option broccoli was the more favorable choice of veggie!
⦁ 1 Cup of Chopped Broccoli
⦁ 2 Large Eggs
⦁ 1 Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
⦁ 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan and add the chopped broccoli. Cook for 2-3 minutes until tender.
In a bowl, beat the eggs with some cayenne pepper. Pour the eggs into the pan over the broccoli and cook for 3 minutes then flip and cook the other side.
Top Healthy Breakfast #3 – Yummy Grapefruit and Granola
I know for a lot of people the sour taste of grapefruit is just too much to handle. Nevertheless, grapefruit is one of the best foods for weight loss. Time and time again studies show that grapefruit is incredibly beneficial to those on a diet.
This simple breakfast is quick and easy and will fill you up while leaving you fresh and ready to start the day.
⦁ 1 Red Grapefruit
⦁ 2 Tablespoons of Granola
⦁ ½ Cup if Greek Yoghurt
Segment your grapefruit and place in a cereal bowl. Pour on your Greek yogurt and sprinkle the granola on top.
So there you have it. My three favorite healthy breakfasts for weight loss. Give them a try and let me know what you think.