Is there such a thing as the perfect breakfast? Yes, according to experts. And no, you won’t find it at a drive-thru window.
You can’t miss the current all-out fast food war for your breakfast dollars. It’s a constant bombardment of breakfast burritos, tacos made from waffles, hash browns, bacon, sausage and more.
Certainly, it’s convenient to get your hands on the readily-available greasy deliciousness, but the best advice when battling the bulge is to tune it all out and eat at home.
The perfect healthy breakfast is a quick meal within a half hour of waking up, according to fitness and nutrition coach Serena Scanzillo who founded GetSerenaFit.
“I would do about a half a cup of oatmeal, clocking in around 150 calories, paired with some strawberries or blueberries. Something kind of easy and quick, but definitely healthy,” Scanzillo said.
She also suggests eating whole wheat toast topped with a tablespoon nut butter, such as almond butter, and a banana.
There is science behind her pallet-pleasing suggestions.
“You’re getting a nice carb-protein combination topped with a fruit filled with potassium to help get you through the morning and kick-start your metabolism,” she explained.
In short, carbohydrates provide a quick boost of energy while protein will help keep you fuller longer and stave off a growling stomach.
Another healthy suggestion from Scanzillo is a whole egg, up to three additional egg whites, and whole wheat toast. It’s a breakfast that is filling but only has roughly 200 calories.
Best of all, you don’t have to be Julia Child to pull this off. Kitchen novices need not be afraid.
You can also substitute other foods for the carb-protein combo and find what works for you.
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Standing just 5 feet 6 inches tall, Chuck Carroll once weighed 420 pounds and amassed a 66-inch waist. He shed 260 pounds to become The Weight Loss Champion and now serves as an advocate for healthy living.
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