Although the food industry is unfortunately going to great lengths towards making most of the food on the shelves of our supermarkets unhealthy, nature still has a lot to offer us if were willing to take it. Natural foods are not only delicious, but they are also a staple for weight loss if that is what you aim for in 2018.

The Foods

When choosing to go on a diet, what you eat in a day is important. Furthermore, more often than not, it will be up to you to decide what items you want to keep and what items you want to exclude from your plan. Its important to do this for every meal of the day.

  1. Raspberries

According to a study published in The Journal of Nutrition, a higher fiber intake with your daily dishes helps reduce weight gain risks in the long run. And seeing as how breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day, it makes for the perfect time to start introducing this dietary change into your regimen.

An excellent source of fiber that also makes for the perfect breakfast food is represented by raspberries. One cup of these tiny and delicious red berries contains as much as 8 grams of the stuff, which is twice as much as the same amount of strawberries. Thus, if youre looking for a tasty addition to your breakfast oatmeal, they are the perfect choice.

Another slimming way to consume raspberries in the morning is via a nourishing smoothie, which is a staple in any diet, such as the flat belly overnight program and many others. Frozen bananas or Greek yogurt make for a great, guilt-free base. Just remember not to add any extra sugar for flavor, because that does more harm than good.

  1. Peanut Butter

Its no secret that peanut butter, just like most other nut butters out there, is packed with carbohydrates. However, when youre on a diet, they can be essential because they help put an end to the random cravings that keep you up at night and disrupt your otherwise healthy, weight loss-oriented meals.

One study conducted by Purdue University and the Federal University of Vicosa in Brazil on a sample group of 15 obese women discovered that the participants who ate a limited amount of peanut butter in the morning had more peptide YY. This is one of the hormones which makes the body feel satiated, thus curving the desire to eat more.

Still, as little as two tablespoons of the stuff contains just about 190 calories, which is considerably a lot when youre on a diet. For this reason, its ideal to pair this savory ingredient with other lean, low-calorie breakfast foods from the fruit and produce section, such as cucumbers, peaches, strawberries or papaya.

  1. Eggs

When thinking of diet-friendly breakfasts, eggs are not the first, second or even third thought for many of us. Nevertheless, these versatile little shells are full of protein, which is essential to achieving your fitness goals. In fact, one medium-sized egg has 5.5 grams of it in total, which means that two of them make the perfect morning meal.

How you choose to cook them is always important. Healthier options such as boiling or poaching are always preferable, but if you crave a little more action, a light scramble with minimum amounts of olive oil will do. Unfortunately, sunny-side-ups are to be avoided entirely due to the high amount of trans fat that occurs during the frying process.

For a creative and delicious way to eat more eggs while upping the amount of hearty protein you get from your morning meal, try adding a couple of slices on regular avocado toast. This will keep you feeling fuller for longer and it will break up the monotony of eating the same thing for breakfast each day at the same time, which is a win-win.

Conclusion

When you want your breakfast food to aid your slimming process, its important to choose ingredients that are high in fiber and protein so that you curve your cravings and feel full for longer. And remember to always go organic for the healthy choice.

Guest Blogger Bio: Luke SMitchell is an MS Undergraduate in Sports Journalism and manager of Defend Your Healthcare. He is interested not only in the mind-body relationship and how motivation shapes our bodies but also in how we draw energy just from one simple yet powerful thought. You can find him on Facebook and Twitter

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