The 15 Best Breakfasts for Weight Loss

The 15 Best Breakfasts for Weight Loss

Question: What are the best foods to eat in the morning for weight loss?

Answer: One word: protein. A slew of research shows that a high-protein breakfast, like eggs and bacon, trumps high-carb eats such as cereal.

In addition to helping you feel more full after your meal, the effects last all day long. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who ate a high-protein breakfast consumed fewer high-fat and high-sugar snacks in the evening compared to those who started their day with a lower-protein meal.

Another recent study found that high-protein breakfast eaters have better control over glucose and insulin levels, which can keep cravings in check and may lower your risk of developing diabetes.

Mike Roussell, Ph.D., a Men’s Health nutrition advisor, suggests downing about 30 grams of protein at breakfast from foods such as eggs, Greek yogurt, or a smoothie.

These meals will help get you there.

1. Egg and Tomato Breakfast Sandwich with Herb Mayo
If your first human interaction of the day is with a fast food drive-thru intercom, you’re off to a bad start. Eat this sandwich, which comes from the Men’s Health cookbook A Man, A Pan, A Plan, instead. You’ll avoid the grease trap, fill up on fiber, and even sneak in some vegetables before noon. Go, you.

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What You’ll Need:

1 Tbsp mayo
1 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs (basil, rosemary, oregano, and/or thyme)
1 Tbsp butter
1 whole-wheat English muffin, split
1 large egg
1 slice large tomato, 1/2-inch thick

How to Make It:

1. In a small bowl, mixthe mayo and herbs. Set aside. In a large nonstick pan over medium heat, melt half the butter. Add the 2 halves of the English muffin, cut side down. Toast until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer the muffin to a plate and spread the mayo on 1 muffin half.

2. In the same pan, add the remaining butter and swirl to coat. Add the egg and the tomato on separate sides of the pan. Season the tomato with salt and pepper. Cook the egg to your liking, about 1 minute per side for over easy, 2 minutes for over hard. Flip the tomato when you flip the egg. On the muffin with the mayo, add the tomato and egg. Close the sandwich. Chow. Feeds 1.

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