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Healthy Breakfast for Weight Loss

Healthy Breakfast for Weight Loss

 

Welcome to my Healthy Breakfast for Weight Loss post where I teach how you can lose weight by eating nutrient dense foods. Before you skip another breakfast because you just don’t have time in the morning, I strongly encourage you to go to my previous post titled: “Why Most People Never Lose Weight”. Breakfast means we are ‘breaking our fast’. Many nutritional experts agree that eating breakfast like a King, dinner like a Queen and supper like a Pauper is the healthiest dietary habits you can have.

Little Tips for Weight LossI did not grow up eating the healthy diet that I now have. For many years I ate meats like bacon, ham and sausage with eggs and biscuits. When I learned that animal products are high in fat and cholesterol, I gradually started eliminating animal products from my diet. Ever since I got serious about what I put in my body in 2001, I have not struggled with a weight problem. Here are the foods that I have enjoyed for breakfast since 2001.

Water

waterHydrating the body first thing in the morning is very important. I start the day by drinking a quart of pure water. I have my last large glass of water of the day in the late afternoon about 4:30 pm. Just before bed I drink about 6 ounces of water when I take a Peak Systemic Enzyme

Water is so vital to our overall health. Many people are dehydrated. Our body needs 1/2 of our ideal body weight in fluid ounces of pure water each day. Coffee, tea and sodas do not count. If the weather is hot, your body will need more than the recommendation above. So if you weigh 150 pounds, you need to drink at least 75 ounces of pure water each day.

One other tip about water is drink about 12 ounces of water at least 30 minutes before your meals. Do not drink anything while you are eating and wait another hour before you drink anything else. The reason behind this hydration principle is that drinking fluids while eating will hinder the digestion process. We want the gastric juices to break down our food and this is best done by drinking the water 30 minutes before eating.

Fruit

Fruit is loaded with nutrients and enzymes that give the body energy. I prefer to eat the bulk of my fruit in the morning so I can get all of the nutrients and energy to help me through the day. I like to rotate the fruit that I eat. My favorites are:

Healthy Breakfast for Weight LossApples

Blueberries

Canteloupe

Grapefruit

Grapes

Kiwi

Melons

Oranges

Peaches

Pears

Pineapple

Raspberries

Strawberries

Whole Grains

Healthy Breakfast for Weight LossWhole grains are cereal grains that contain cereal germ, endosperm, and bran, in contrast to refined grains, which retain only the endosperm.

Organic Oatmeal is usually in my diet every single day. Oatmeal is a great source of soluble fiber. The fiber helps reduce the bad cholesterol in the body. I also like other whole grains like:

Barley – Hulled and Dehulled (not Pearl), Brown Rice, Buckwheat, Kamut, Millet, Oat, Quinoa, Rye, Sprouted Grains, Teff, Triticale, and Whole Wheat.

I like to add a little honey to my Oatmeal and also top with a quarter cup or so of frozen blueberries.

Caldera Greens Smoothie

Ever since I learned about some powerful Organic Alfalfa, Barley, Oat and Wheat grass greens back in 2010, I have made a frozen smoothie every single morning. The greens are grown in volcanic soil in Utah, USA and give the body incredible energy and nutrients. You can watch a video I made specific about the Greens on the webpage below:

Caldera Greens

The link to my blog with many different recipes including healthy french toast, healthy oatmeal waffles and maple walnut granola is below:

Healthy Recipes

You really can eat very well and have plenty of variety in your breakfast meals by trying some of the above suggestions. Your body will never miss the fat and cholesterol from the animal products. I am amazed that even though I woke up at 05:30 this morning, I am still alert and typing this latest blog post so I would not leave my readers stranded after bringing up the problem with Obesity in the last blog post. The next post will cover a healthy dinner meal.

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  • Very informative post Daniel. Too many of us do not get enough water and the right nutrients in our diets.
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    • Dehydration is a serious issue Neil. I have recently learned in past couple of years that we should drink a large glass of water about 30 minutes before each meal and not drink anything with a meal. We should also wait at least 30 minutes after finishing a meal so our digestive fluids can properly work in our digestive system.

  • As always a great post and info Daniel. Skipping breakfast is a big no no. For me personally I can not eat right away when I wake up in the morning. I do drink two large glasses of water first. Usually in about an hour my appetite wakes up and then I have my breakfast. I love apples with peanut butter some mornings. Your waffles look delicious 🙂

    • I do the same thing Barbara! I have 2 glasses of water and this helps start the morning detox process. The peanut butter on an organic apple sounds delicious also.

      • Rika Susan

        For me, skipping breakfast also is a no-no. I can’t function without a healthy breakfast. You list some great ideas here, Daniel.

        It is also true that having a good breakfast, helps to prevent overeating later in the day. So, it really does save calories in the end. If you skip breakfast, you are more likely to be starved by tea time or lunch, leading to not-so-smart food choices.

        My dad struggled to make sure that he drinks enough water during the day. So, he started to keep a water ‘diary’! That was a super way to get into the habit of regularly enjoying a glass of water.

  • Connor Harley

    I used to also eat anything without thinking of its nutrition content. But as I got older, I have slowly learned to be very keen on what I eat as well as eating the right amount.
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    • Great point Connor! I heard a nutrition expert say that we should stop eating when we are 80 percent full. I am still working on that principle 🙂

  • Oge

    I admire your healthy diet Daniel ! I agree that breakfast should be the biggest meal of the day. And when you eat real whole foods instead of processed food and fillers, you get nutrition from what you eat and get satiated more easily.
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    • I agree Oge. I had my struggles with the donuts, sodas and all the processed foods with fat, salt and sugar. I have seen pictures of myself from 1999 when I was still 70 pounds heavier. I am thankful to not carry around all that ‘excess’ baggage!

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