A common trait among those who are successful losing fat is eating breakfast. Yes, I have heard the excuses; I don’t have time, it makes me feel yucky, I’m not hungry in the morning. Those are simply excuses.
Breakfast is important and an absolute must for anyone seeking to lose fat. Breakfast should include lean proteins and fibrous carbohydrates. Two of my favorite breakfast meals can be prepared in 15-20 minutes and can squeezed in during your current morning routine.
Here are my two favorite breakfast meals:
- Scrambled eggs with spinach (1 Tbsp of olive oil, ½-1 cup fresh spinach, 3-4 whole eggs*)
- Scrambled eggs with a Green Pepper ( 1 Tbsp of olive oil, 3-4 whole eggs*, 1 green pepper)
*If you prefer you can use egg whites only, just some an additional egg white.
By nature I am a morning person: I know I am in the minority but I have to be true to who I am. I am up and ready to go when the alarm goes off. Being ready so quickly has its up’s and down’s. The up is I am ready to go after a quick brush of the teeth, wash of the face and hands, insertion of contacts, brush of the hair and dressed. The downside, I will strive to get every minute of sleep I can. So in order to squeeze in breakfast I have to do some multi-tasking.
Let me walk you through a typical morning and how I squeeze in a cooked breakfast. I will wake up put the skillet on the stove (set to medium) with one tablespoon of olive oil. Go brush my teeth. After brushing my teeth I will add 1 cup of spinach to sauté while I wash my hands and face and insert contacts. I add the eggs. While the eggs are cooking I will prepare a cup of black or green tea and get dressed. Check on the eggs; scramble as needed. Put on my shoes and prep my bag for work (on colder mornings I will start the car to allow it to warm up). Presto, breakfast is done. Breakfast takes 5-10 minutes to eat and I am on my way.
For mornings that I am on a tighter schedule, I scramble the eggs and eat the green pepper whole.
Ideally I would encourage you to have your meals prepped and ready to go, but that is not always the case. Sometimes you have to make the most of the time you have. When it comes to losing fat just as in life, it is about finding a reason to be successful; not an excuse to fail.