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Post Thanksgiving Weight Loss Tips

If you want to lose a little weight, especially after Thanksgiving, then breakfast should be number one on your list. Even if you're exercising every day, you could be sabotaging your plans by skipping breakfast. And, if you do eat breakfast every day, you may be choosing the wrong foods. Many people think that one less meal equates to less calories then weight lost or that just eating something is acceptable, but it's not eactly healthy.

Here are 5 healthy breakfast tips to make that first meal of the day a healthy one:

 

1. Don't Skip Breakfast – This is number one on the list of healthy breakfast tips for a very good reason! You may think you're shaving calories off your day by missing breakfast, but it just leaves you more likely to snack on unhealthy foods throughout the morning. Above this, breakfast kickstarts your metabolism, making your body work harder to burn off calories from the meals you eat through the rest of the day.

 

2. Avoid Sugar – Many of us wrongly assume that all breakfast cereals are healthy. This is far from the truth, many of them are overloaded with sugar. This can lead to weight gain and energy spikes that will leave you feeling sleepy by lunch time.

 

3. Watch Your Juice Consumption – Although fruit juice is good for you, this doesn't mean that it's free from calories. The sugar in fruit juice can cause an energy spike, so stick to a small glass and drink water to hydrate you for the day. Drinking more water has the added benefit of helping you to feel fuller and avoid snacking.

 

4. Start Right, End Right – Think of breakfast as a kick-start for your day, and start with healthy foods that'll give your body the energy you need. This means avoiding fast food and fried breakfasts that'll leave you feeling sluggish at work.

 

5. Don't Forget About Superfoods – Superfoods are ingredients known to greatly decrease your risk of developing a range of diseases. Thankfully, many of these are perfect for breakfast. Here are a few top ingredients to get you going: oats, tea, low fat yogurt, berries, nuts and seeds. Even if you only have a handful of these ingredients, it's a good way to make sure you get something healthy into every day.

 

If all these healthy breakfast tips seem a little complicated for you when you frequently find yourself rushing around in the mornings, remember to plan ahead. If necessary, prepare your breakfast the night before to make it as easy as possible for you to stick to a healthy diet.

 

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  • 1. If a recipe has integdienrs I’ve never heard of, I don’t usually make it. I like to stick to “tried and true” recipes from friends and family and change them up a little.2. My new year is starting out great. It feels good to be back on my Weight Watchers points.3. I haven’t made a weekly plan for exercise, but I should! I would love to walk every day.4. I was in a hurry this morning and had a granola bar for breakfast.5. I am focusing on getting back on track by counting my Weight Watcher points this week.

  • Hi Lea,

    These are good tips!

    Adding superfoods ingredients is a good tip. I must always keep this in mind.

    Take care,

    Evelyn

    • Lea

      Thanks Evelyn, I’m always looking for that added nutrition.

      • 1. When you find a recipe that has itreedignns you’ve never heard of are you will to try making it?? Sometimes, depends on how many unknown itreedignns it has.2. How is your New Year starting? Great!3. Have you made a weekly plan for exercise?? No, I need to though exercise is my downfall.4. What did you have for breakfast today? 1 cup of Multi Grain Cheerios!5. What is the one healthy thing your focusing on this week?? Drinking more water!

  • Lea

    I can relate. I have a sweet tooth and once I get started…oh boy. But like you said once I stop I don’t really miss it.

  • I always have to be careful of #2. Whenever I start eating too much sugar in my diet I begin to crave it – a hard cycle to break! Once you cut back and your taste buds change over a couple of weeks it gets easier.

    • 1. I avoided coionkg lessons from mom growing up with the idea I could live off of Ramen noodles forever! So now that I’m a mother, I am absolutely willing to try new recipes regardless of the ingredients. If it’s healthy and simple enough- I’m going to attempt to cook it. 2. New Year is not going great. Husband was layed off from work which means I have less gas money to make it too and from the gym. I have to work on not making excuses though because I’m up to my waist in fitness DVD’s =/3. Not a plan per-say but I have the motto in my head to “just get up and move.”4. This whole lifestyle change is complete new to me and I’m slow to start. I have to work on forcing myself eat breakfast. This morning was a large cup of coffee. 5. Replacing soda and iced tea with water.