It’s almost counter-intuitive that eating helps a person from gaining weight, but numerous studies show that eating one specific meal a day actually does help humans avoid the spare tire around the middle.
It’s kind of cliche since we’ve all heard it’s the most important meal of the day, but eating breakfast may actually be one of the most important acts of the day. According to all those studies, breakfast does a number of things:
- Gets something in the stomach so that a person doesn’t binge eat empty carbs later in the day.
- Helps avoid accumulating belly fat which is amazingly hard to shed once it appears.
- Regulates blood sugar by getting something “in the tank” as it were so that the person does not end up ravenous and making poor food choices later in the day.
Raw milk, whole-grain cereal and a piece of fruit
Whole-grain oatmeal topped with raisins
Whole-grain granola topped with fruit and plain yogurt
Peanut butter spread on whole-wheat toast
Fruit smoothie made with plain yogurt
A handful of almonds or walnuts, a banana and a glass of raw or plant-based milk
Do not overlook leftovers – Stir-fry what’s left inside the refrigerator or reheat a bowl of soup you had last night
This writer will second the leftovers suggestion. Also, Greek yogurt is a good option, as is the plain old breakfast of eggs and hash browns (with bacon on special occasions). Just be sure that the meal has protein with the carbohydrates. (This keeps blood sugar spikes, the sort that wears out the pancreas and leads to diabetes, to a minimum.)