Losing weight is not easy. And deciding what to eat while trying to lose weight is even difficult. Consuming the wrong foods can increase your cravings and derail you from your weight loss journey.
On the other hand, having the right foods can curb cravings and keep you fuller for longer, which will ease weight loss.
To start your day on a healthy note, here are 10 healthy breakfast options that can help you lose weight.
Poha or flattened rice is filling, light and great for your weight loss goals. Poha is low in calories, easy to digest and a great probiotic. It is made by parboiling paddy and then drying it out in the Sun for a few hours. After this, the dried product is beaten to make it flat. Poha can help you achieve a healthy gut, which in turn ensures that there is no unwanted weight gain.
.Moong dal chila
Moong dal is a powerhouse of protein. It helps in reducing the appetite by reducing the levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin, making you crave less and thus aiding weight loss.
You can soak moong dal overnight, mix it with spices, and churn it in a mixer to make the chila batter. Use mustard oil, ghee or olive oil to make a healthy chila.
Dalia is an Indian superfood rich in fibre. You can cook sweet and salty, as per your choice. But when trying to lose weight, it’s best to cook Dalia with vegetables to increase the nutritional value and make it more filling.
Sprouts might seem boring, but when paired with some vegetables and chat masala, it tastes amazing. Sprout salad is usually served as a side dish, but you can have just these for your morning breakfast. These are packed with fibre, vitamins and minerals. You can mix moong, chana and lobia (black-eyed beans) to make a healthy and wholesome sprout salad.
Easy to make and pocket-friendly, eggs make for one of the healthiest breakfast options. Eggs are rich in protein and other important vitamins and minerals like selenium and riboflavin, which makes them a powerhouse of nutrients.
A study showed that 30 overweight women who consumed eggs for breakfast significantly increased their feeling of fullness and reduced their food intake later in the day, as compared to when they ate a bagel for breakfast.
From boiled, scrambled to sunny side up, you can enjoy eggs for breakfast in ways more than one.
Low in calories and high in fibre, bananas are a great alternative to sugary breakfast cereals that are loaded with calories. Having a banana in the morning can help you satisfy your sugar cravings for the rest of the day.
One medium-sized banana has over 100 calories and packs and has 3 grams of fibre, which is 12 per cent of your daily fibre requirement.
Fibre keeps you fuller for longer and helps in curbing cravings.
You can have bananas alone or slice them and top them with yoghurt, cottage cheese or oatmeal. You can also add bananas to your morning smoothie.