The term fat-burning is always a popular topic on my site and in my Whole Body Plan, so I thought I would share with you my best fat-burning foods for breakfast! Breakfast is an important meal in the day – it can set the tone for how your energy levels play out throughout the day, can provide you with plenty of valuable nutrients – or hardly any at all, depending what you eat. But if you eat the right foods, breakfast can help to boost your metabolism – and help YOU lose body fat!! So check out these first-meal-of-the-day friendly foods, and add the best fat-burning foods for breakfast to your meal plan! A natural and delicious way to boost metabolism and promote fat burning!
Cold-water, oily fish such as salmon and sardines, offer up omega-3 fatty acids. These are good for brain health, reducing inflammation and helping keep your heart healthy… and may help to promote weight loss! Salmon is also a good source of protein, which can make you feel full and is better for your metabolism than carbs. I love salmon, and try to eat it every week because it’s such a miracle food. I also use it as a substitute for red meat in many dishes!
My Fat-Burning Breakfast Suggestion: Smoked Salmon Toast – check out the recipe in my 10-Week Plan!
This drink is a great way to boost your metabolism: A study reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that green tea-extract increases the metabolism by 4% over a 24 hour period. This means that green tea can lead to increased weight loss and fat-burning! Green tea has also been linked to heart health and lowering the risk of cancer, so it’s a win-win drink in my book!
My Fat-Burning Breakfast Suggestion: A mug of green tea as a replacement for your morning coffee!
Almonds have been shown to actually be a calorie-negative food… that amount of effort it takes your body to eat and process them burns more calories than almonds contain! A study in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that eating 1.5 ounces of almonds every day actually led to reduced fat in the belly and legs… that’s just one reason I included almonds in my EVER BETTER™ Protein Bites!
My Fat-Burning Breakfast Suggestion: Try my EVER BETTER™ Protein Bites as a sweet breakfast treat!
Eggs are easy to cook, inexpensive and a good source of protein. Studies have shown that when people who are overweight eat egg-based breakfasts, they tend to feel less hungry and feel fuller for hours after! I think eggs are so good for you that I keep some hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator for snacks, and will often whip up an omelette for dinner when in a pinch!
My Fat-Burning Breakfast Suggestion: Try my Breakfast Tostada Recipe!
The fat found in olive oil is monounsaturated, and the healthiest type your can give to your body. Monounsaturated fats can help lower the risk of heart attacks and heart disease, making it a good food for heart health. And to make it even better, olive oil promotes feeling of fullness, so you don’t overeat, and studies have shown that olive oil as part of a meal increased the number of calories burned by postmenopausal women for several hours after eating. Olive oil is my go-to oil for cooking, dressing salads, and even in baked goods!
My Fat-Burning Breakfast Suggestion: Cook your eggs in a little bit of olive oil, or use instead of butter on your morning whole-grain toast!
This is a staple in my home – it is not only nutritious, offering up a good dose of calcium, potassium and protein, but it is delicious and versatile, too! Plus studies show that high-protein dairy can help you feel full and therefore eat less; can boost fat loss; can help promote a healthy gut and digestive system; and the linoleic acid full-fat greek yogurt has seems to encourage fat burning and weight loss in people who are overweight!
My Fat-Burning Breakfast Suggestion: Try my Fruity Protein Smoothie recipe!
And don’t forget that my 10-Week Plan has dozens of breakfast recipes that use delicious, healthy foods!! Make the first meal of the day count – start your free trial today for healthy breakfast recipes!
Let’s get fitter, together – inside and out,