What’s the best way to lose weight? Have a healthy breakfast after intermittent fasting. That means no eating for at least 12 hours. If you have breakfast at 7 am, stop eating all food by 7 pm the night before.
Sunday is one day where you might feel a little less rushed when it comes to breakfast. On most days I try to include vegetables on my breakfast plate to give me a jumpstart on getting my 5-9 recommended daily servings. Often it’s a mix of whatever I happen to have in the fridge.
Here’s a leisurely breakfast that appeals with color, taste and texture as well as a hefty portion of nutrients. Took this photo on my back deck on September 29, where it’s still warm here in Greater Boston.
Menu includes: (for 2)
4 pasture raised eggs, scrambled
1/8 lb. import4ed prosciutto
sautéed mix of bok choy, green peppers, red and yellow tomato and mushroom
bowl of concord grapes, blueberries and mango
How can you lose weight with such a big breakfast?
Nearly every person I’ve worked with who wants to lose weight shies away from a big breakfast at the start of our work. This thinking comes from a history of dieting and calorie counting. The thinking goes like this: ‘It’s 7 am, Im not very hungry right now so maybe I’ll save my calories for later.’. So they slide by with coffee and a banana and by lunch time they are pretty hungry. But in still thinking from a calorie saving perspective, they eat a garden salad at lunch time, You know what happens. They are STARVING and anxious by nightfall and eat like a lumberjack all night long.
When you eat a hearty breakfast you won’t have this self-defeating behavior undermine your goal to lose weight, Just make your breakfast choices nutrient rich. This sample breakfast includes healthy portions of protein, fat and carbohydrates, exactly what you need to feel energized and satisfied.