Best Breakfast Recipes To Kick Start Our Met For Weight Loss
Did you know that your metabolism slows down with age? This means that if you don’t do anything to increase it on a daily basis, mid-life obesity will be inevitable. Eating meals that speed up your metabolism will not only enable your body to burn more fat but also promote better sleep, increase energy levels, have firmer skin and consequently improve your self-esteem.
Studies show that breakfast is the most important meal of the day so you’d better change your mind if you were thinking of skipping it. However, this does not mean that you should overindulge. The secret to effective weight loss is eating all the right foods in moderation. Pairing up a healthy diet with a laxative will increase your chances of noticeable weight loss.
1. Oatmeal With Nuts Via: Ebay
Fiber rich foods are guaranteed to increase your metabolism and keep it high all day long. Oatmeal is an old time food that is rich in healthy fiber which will not only gear up your body for activity but also clean your digestive tract and keep you feeling fuller for longer. What’s more?
Half a cup of high fiber oatmeal
A cup of fat-free milk
A handful of crushed nuts
A pinch of salt (optional)
A teaspoonful of honey for taste
Put the oatmeal in a heated pan and toast for a few minutes. Add the milk and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes. Sprinkle the salt and add the honey to taste. Stir and remove from heat. Serve in a bowl, sprinkled with nuts on top for a crunchy texture.
2. Homemade Protein Dense Smoothie Via: Eat Spin Run Repeat
Protein is important to the body as it promoted lean muscle which strategically replaces body fat. Add a healthy serving of 3 ounces of lean meat, eggs, nuts, and low-fat yogurt to your breakfast. Protein promotes post-meal calorie burn by up to 35%.
1 cup of Low-fat natural yogurt
2 tablespoon of natural honey
A handful of frozen nuts
A handful of frozen berries
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend to a chunky consistency. Transfer the smoothie into a tall glass and enjoy. The rich protein and vitamin C ingredients will nourish you and at the same time boost your metabolism. You can add some spinach or kale to it if you wish.
3. Spinach Wraps
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Your body requires iron rich foods to transport oxygen to the muscles. This aids in fat burn. This is especially so, for ladies who lose large amounts of blood every month through menstruation. Reduced iron levels lead to reduced energy and a sluggish metabolism.
Two leaves of fresh organic spinach
A medium sized onion
Red Pepper flakes (optional)
A pinch of salt to taste
1/4 cup low fat cream cheese
A tablespoonful of Olive oil
Ready made tortilla wraps
In a fry-pan, heat the olive oil and add the crushed garlic. Stir for a few minutes then add the chopped onion. Continue stirring then add the chopped cherry tomatoes, salt, spinach and oregano into the pot. Cover and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Add the low-fat cream cheese, sprinkle pepper flakes and stir continuously then reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer uncovered. Scoop the spinach mixture into the tortilla wraps and serve while hot.
4. Tuna Sandwich
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Vitamin D is essential in preserving the metabolism-revving muscle tissue. Unfortunately, most people rely on sunlight for their daily source of this vital vitamin. It is advisable that you get 90% of your recommended daily value in either salmon, tuna, tofu, shrimp, cereal, eggs, and fortified cereal.
Refrigerated cold slice of Tuna
A pinch of salt to taste
Medium sized lemon
Two slices of bread
Preheat the oven to 360 degrees. Place the tuna on a foil. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on both sides, Juice the lemon and sprinkle some of it over the tuna. Place two slices of the lemon on top of the tuna and completely cover it with the foil. Place the foiled tune in the oven and allow to cook for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, butter one side of each slice of bread, sprinkle a little bit of the garlic powder and also sprinkle the oregano. Toast the bread on a heated pan until well browned and remove from heat. When the tuna is ready, place it in between the bread slices and cut diagonally. Serve fresh.
Research shows that consuming foods which are contaminated with organochlorines greatly interfere with the body’s natural ability to burn fat. Organochlorines are pesticides sprayed on food and when consumed, are stored up in fat cells. In this case, it is advisable to only eat organic foods as non-organic versions are reported to contain the highest levels of this pesticide.
Emily is founder of BodyShape101.com, a blog where she and her associates talk about exercise, fitness, and yoga. Their aim is to help people like you to achieve perfect body. BodyShape101 is concentrated on exercise & fitness tips, and making the most out of it. She is also a mother of one and she tries to find balance between her passion and her biggest joy in life.