Monday, 6 April 2015

What to have for breakfast if you're trying to lose weight

A recent survey by Helga's has found that one in 10 women will skip breakfast to lose weight. According to accredited practising dietitian Gerladine Georgeou losing weight doesn't mean skipping meals. The key for any balanced weight-loss program is that you have a lean protein, a low G.I carbohydrate that is controlled and a good fat in every meal. Here are five options which are a delicious start to the day but will help you lose weight.

Wholegrain toasted sandwich with 25% reduced fat cheese and tomato

This choice offers a low Glycaemic carbohydrate to start the day with longer lasting energy with the added benefit of calcium and protein.

Poached egg with rye and tomato

With very little fat and plenty of protein, this breakfast combo will keep you feeling full for longer. This super healthy recipe also includes rocket, mushrooms and asparagus to give you a hearty vegetable hit of fibre, which also helps prevent hunger pangs.

Vegetarian omelette

Mushrooms, tomato, a sprinkle of low-fat cheese, two eggs and serve on a piece of wholegrain toast. This will provide a great source of balanced protein, long-lasting energy and feeling of fullness so you’re less likely to reach for the cake or chocolate at morning tea.

Avocado and Vegemite on wholegrain toast

This choice also offers a great source of low GI carbohydrates with a rich source of b complex vitamins, folate from the vegemite and a good source of mono unsaturated fats from the avocado. Remember only use ¼ of avocado to ensure you’re controlling your fat intake.

Boiled eggs with toast

A perfect source of protein from 2 eggs and they are quick and easy to prepare and then store in the fridge. Serve with wholegrain toast to get your low GI carbohydrate and complete your balanced breakfast.

Reduced-fat ricotta on wholegrain toast

This breakfast choice offers a low GI carbohydrates, great source of fibre and a rich source of both lean protein and the added benefits of calcium.


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