Breakfast is Key to Boosting Metabolism

Do you find yourself dragging as you head for your first cup of coffee in the morning? Maybe you should reach for breakfast first.

Breakfast is touted as the most important meal of the day.  There’s nothing wrong with some moderate coffee drinking, (in fact, there are some health benefits) but if you are skipping breakfast in favor of drinking coffee in the morning, it can kill your appetite until lunch… and that’s not good if you want your body firing on all cylinders.

A healthy breakfast gets your motor running. Think of it as setting the tone for the rest of the day… not to mention your metabolism. When you sleep, your metabolism slows down to rest and recuperate. When you wake, the only way to wake your metabolism is to fuel it with a healthy breakfast. Otherwise, your metabolism will run the whole day as if you were still asleep in bed.

Since breakfast is so important to your healthy lifestyle, why not do yourself one better, and pick foods that are metabolism-boosting all-stars?

Here are a few fat-burning (and tasty!) breakfast foods, courtesy of Health:

Blueberry Oat Pancakes with Maple Yogurt

Calories: 410

Ingredients: Old-fashioned rolled oats, low-fat cottage cheese, eggs, vanilla extract, blueberries, cooking spray, Greek-style low-fat yogurt, maple syrup

Banana and Almond Butter Toast

Calories: 280

Ingredients: Almond butter, rye bread, banana

Breakfast Barley with Banana and Sunflower Seeds

Calories: 410

Ingredients: Water, pearl barley, banana, sunflower seeds, honey

Other options that may be a little quicker and simpler include fresh fruits (banana, apple, orange) with egg whites, or an egg white omelet with spinach. For more options, check out our stash of healthy breakfast recipes.

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