Breakfast Tips to Start the Day Off Right
Weight loss surgery is a life-changing experience, and it is going to impact many different aspects of your day to day life. These changes begin the moment you wake up every morning. For many people, breakfast is something that we eat on autopilot. You plan ahead of time to make sure that it is available, and then make it as quick and easy as possible to eat on the go so that you can maximize the amount of time that you are sleeping in while still getting to work on time. After weight loss surgery, these early morning breakfast habits may need to change. Some of the most common breakfast foods, like sugary cereals and carb-heavy breakfast sandwiches are not ideal for any weight loss program.
By making a few changes to your breakfast routine, you can start kicking your weight loss efforts into overdrive from the moment you wake up in the morning. This means that you can start burning fat even if you are still preparing to undergo weight loss surgery.
Here are some tips for the healthiest breakfast options to support your weight loss goals:
- Oatmeal: If you enjoy having a bowl of cereal in the morning, then switching to a protein-infused bowl of oatmeal may be the easiest switch for you. This warm cereal is loaded with fiber, and when topped with fruit or nuts can add an extra boost of flavor and nutrients without the added sugar of the most popular cereals. Remember, even some of the dubbed “healthy” cereals are high in sugar. Always pay attention to the nutrient labels!
- Eggs: Switching from processed foods to whole foods is a great way to improve the natural nutrient content of your meals, and eggs are a great resource for morning nutrition. If you don’t have time to prepare your eggs in the morning, then consider opting for something you can prepare the night before, such as hard-boiled eggs, or even a crust-less quiche or frittata. Eggs are loaded with plenty of protein, healthy fats and vitamins, making them a great choice for your morning meal.
- Yogurt and Fruit: If the key to your morning success is being able to grab something out of the fridge on your way to work (or perhaps even waiting for you in your fridge at work!) then the answer may be a quick and easy yogurt. However, be wary when picking your yogurt out at the grocery store, as many of the most popular yogurts are full of sugars and artificial flavors.
Making healthier choices in the morning can help you to set your entire day up for success. For more support with preparing healthy meals to support your weight loss goals, consult your weight loss surgery support team.