4 Breakfast Secrets to Boost Your Metabolism
According to expert advice, everyone should eat a healthy breakfast. This is to kickstart your metabolism and avoid mid-morning energy slumps and over-snacking.
But what is a healthy breakfast?
A healthy breakfast is essentially one which leaves you feeling satisfied, has supplied you with the right amount of nutrients and has left your body and mind ready to take on the day.
Here are four simple breakfast secrets to follow:
Rich in Protein
Protein digests slower than carbohydrates do, so adding ample amounts of protein will ensure you stay satisfied for longer.
Instead of relying solely on carbs (despite their convenience), try incorporating a hard boiled egg, or some peanut butter on whole-grain toast.
While a piece of fruit may be rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals, at around 50 calories, it’s simply not substantial enough for breakfast.
If you sit down and mindfully consume a breakfast that may be higher in calories (around 300 to 400), you’ll feel way more satisfied and won’t be tempted to snack shortly after breakfast.
The more fibre you include in your breakfast, the longer you’ll feel full.
In your breakfast, there should always be at least five grams of fibre, and there should always be more fibre than sugar.
Try adding some chia seeds or ground flax seeds to boost your fibre ratio. These seeds also have various other nutritional benefits. Chia seeds, for example, boost one’s metabolism, and turn on glucagon, one of the body’s fat-burning hormones.
Fat is Friend not Foe
A meal with no fat can make you hungry again within an hour.
Try using two percent fat milk or yoghurt rather than fat-free products, or add some nuts to your breakfast.
There’s no need to overdo it, a little fat goes a long way.