BREAKFAST AND WEIGHT LOSS - CHRISTINA CARLYLE

Weight Loss Breakfast

You may have heard the breakfast is good for weight loss… and I wanted to make sure you knew how breakfast affects your weight loss and easy breakfast recipes that will maximize your metabolism in the morning.

Skipping the first meal of the day can wreak havoc on your diet and weight loss goals.  Boycotting breakfast is terrible for your body and diet.  According to the Huffington Post 31 million Americans skip breakfast every morning.

After waking your body’s been without food for 5-8 hours.  If you don’t eat within the first hour of waking your body will protest by slowing down your metabolism and cause cravings to get you to eat…  because it thinks you’re starving…

Think as if you were a caveman… back in the day before modern conviniences you never knew when the next wooly mammoth was going to come waltzing by to throw a spear at…  so your body came with a built in starvation, protection system.  If you go without food (breakfast, or simply don’t eat enough calories…) your body will react by slowing the metabolism and holding onto fat for dear life… it’ll also create a sense of urgency to get you to act and eat… and how does your body try to get you to eat?

By causing a sugar craving!  Sugar causes you to have energy (in case you need to take down a wooly mammoth or climb a tree to pick fruit for you and your fellow cave dwellers)

Sugar also causes your body to store body fat… so you’ll have reserves in case you’ll go without food again.

Eating a breakfast first thing in the morning (even if you’re not hungry yet…) will trigger the metabolism to fire up and sense it’s ok to release fat.

It’s important too that you choose natural carbs (sugars) instead of processed sugars.  That way your blood sugar won’t come a crashing down…  because when your blood sugar crashes it’ll trigger more sugar cravings….  See me explain in today’s episode of CCtv.

Weight Loss Breakfast Recipes

Try these 3 Delicious Low Calorie High Protein Breakfast Recipes that take minutes to make and Maximize the Metabolism 

  1. Fruit and Yogurt Parfait
  2. Egg Avocado and Tomato Sammy
  3. Banana Nut Oatmeal

 

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait 

This fresh, quick and easy fruit and nut parfait has twice the protein and less then half of the sugar of fast food yogurt.  Save yourself time and money while losing weight and eating great.

What you’ll need:

  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup fresh strawberries, quartered
  • ½ cup low fat Organic Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. Stevia

 
What to do:

Combine yogurt, almonds, and vanilla in a bowl.  Mix well.  Fold in berries.  Serve chilled.

Makes 1 serving – only 200 calories

The fat fighting protein from the Greek yogurt will help keep you feeling full.  You’ll get healthy fats and crunch from the almonds. The berries add vitamins and anti-aging antioxidants.  The vanilla and stevia add sweetness to cut the sour cream taste of the yogurt.

 

 Open-Faced Egg, Avocado and Tomato Sandwiches  

What You’ll need:

  • 2 organic eggs
  • 2 slices of whole grain bread
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 2 tbsps of avocado
  • Fresh basil, salt, and pepper to taste

 

Tips and Recipes to Jump Start your Metabolism in Minutes every Morning Christina Carlyle

The key here is whole grain bread.  If you use white bread you won’t be maximizing your metabolism potential.  While you’re preparing the 2 whole Organic eggs to your liking. (fry/scramble, doneness etc.) toast the bread.  Season your eggs with salt and pepper to taste, until cooked the way you like best.  Time While the toast and eggs are cookin’ dice or slice your tomato.  Spread avocado on the toast when it pops.  Add the tomato and eggs.  Top with basil and *bam* you’re done!  I like to eat each egg on one piece of toast and eat it pizza-style.  But you can turn it into a sandwich if you wanted, too.  This is an easy, satisfying recipe that will help you lose weight.  If you think eggs are bad for weight loss… (they are GREAT for weight loss!) check out this post here. 

The complex carbs from the bread will regulate your blood sugar; paired with the eggs you’ll feel full and energized while maximizing the metabolism.  The avocado and tomato add nutrients.  The avocado contributes healthy fats and velvety texture.  The tomato and basil add fresh flavor. Makes 1 serving – 300 calories  Tip!  Sprinkle some hot sauce in the egg whites prior to microwaving for an added kick.

 

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Banana Nut Oatmeal

What you’ll need:

  • ½ cup whole grain oatmeal
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 small banana
  • ¼ cup 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp crushed walnuts
  • 2 tbsp Splenda or Stevia
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

 
The key here is whole grain oatmeal.  Complex carbs maximize fat burning potential.  Choose whatever brand you want as long as the container says whole grain oats.  That should be the only ingredient present on the ingredient list.

What to do:

Mix the water and oatmeal in a bowl.  Microwave for 2 minutes.  Watch it as it cooks because sometimes it likes to bubble over the sides of the bowl creating a gooey, mess.  While your watching it cook, slice up the banana.  When the microwave bings, stir in the cinnamon, yogurt, Stevia and nuts.  Mix well.  Top with the bananas and you’re done.  The yogurt adds protein and creaminess.  The oatmeal provides fat fighting complex carbs.  The crunch from the walnuts adds texture and healthy fats.  The banana has vitamins and minerals.

Makes 1 serving – 340 calories.  Tip:  Cook the oatmeal in a microwave-safe mug to make your breakfast portable.

It works if you work it! But, heads up… These recipes aren’t going to do much if you’re not following a meal plan, cardio and full body weight training program that’s a good match for your body type and goal look.  If you truly want to lose weight and improve your health and confidence join my Total Transformation Challenge.  You’ll get noticeable results in DAYS not weeks!!  Guaranteed.

It works if you work it!  So work it!  YOU are so worth it!!

Your Coach and Biggest Cheerleader

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