No matter what your goal might be, no one wants belly fat hanging around making it difficult to fit into your clothes. And although there’s a misconception that if you don’t eat breakfast, you’ll lose that weight, I’m here to tell you that’s not true. It’s actually one of the 5 worst weight loss mistakes that have the opposite effect.
Starving your body of food causes a negative reaction and a release of cortisol; which affects your blood sugar as insulin is dispersed. The bottom line is this sugar will get stored as fat, more specifically around the belly area and with time, will just continue to grow.
But of course, you can’t eat a donut for breakfast and expect to lose that jiggle. There are very specific foods that will help to target the center of your body to fight the fat you have and keep it away for good.
Here are 3 best breakfasts to bust belly fat and get fit.
You may not have thought of incorporating leafy greens into your breakfast, but it’s an absolute must. The benefits of greens are countless and include reducing inflammation, regulating cortisol, lowering blood pressure and supporting the good bacteria in your gut. One of my favorites is arugula; which I’ll put atop my avocado toast for an earthy, peppery flavor.
Also chopping some spinach into an omelet provides tons of vitamin C, fiber to keep you feeling full and folic acid that fights against colon and breast cancers. Kale is another option to incorporate into your breakfast. You choose your favorite greens and eat them daily.
Beans of any kind
Again, not a food you’d consider for breakfast, but let me tell you my husband made me a whole grain brown rice bowl with black beans for breakfast recently and it was not only delicious, it kept me feeling full and energized all day. Beans also make the list of the 10 best cancer fighting foods. Throwing beans of any kind into a breakfast wrap, an omelet or spread onto a piece of whole grain toast will provide you with an incredible amount of protein and fiber in addition to healthy carbohydrates that will provide you with energy throughout the day. Who knows? Maybe the beans will help to motivate you to get some exercise in too and go for a walk.
Nuts and Avocados
Personally, both of these foods play a large role in my diet. In addition to the fantastic health benefits, the protein provided in nuts and avocados enable people to lose weight over time. My favorite nut is the cashew and I eat this food for countless health benefits in addition to warding off belly fat. It’s actually the perfect breakfast food to have with your coffee or on the road to work. Be sure just to eat just a palmful as they are high in fat, but that amount alone will fulfill your appetite and keep your body functioning properly while busting that belly fat.
Avocados are not only a creamy, delicious superfood, they’re a great source of Vitamin C, E, K, and B-6, in addition to niacin, folate, magnesium, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids. Some even recommend eating an entire avocado everyday. You can add this ultra special food to anything from whole grain toast or crackers, atop eggs for a protein-packed breakfast or even just on its own with a sprinkle of sea salt.
Incorporate these foods into your morning routine and watch your belly fat reduce while also influencing your health in the most incredible ways.