January is the time of year when we all decide to re-evaluate our lives and, given that it’s the beginning of a new year, we tend to add our diet to that list.
During the struggle to find the perfect breakfast, some feel so confused that they may even skip the most important meal of the day.
Two nutritionists in the US have given their two cents on the great breakfast debate, saying that you should aim for a breakfast of 300-400 calories in the morning if your focus is weight loss.
They recommend that 50% of these calories should come from carbohydrates, while 15% should be protein and the rest should be fibre and sugar.
With this in mind, some of their breakfast suggestions include:
– 45g of porridge made from steel cut oats, made half with water, and half with unsweetened soya milk, with a handful of blueberries, one tablespoon of chopped walnuts and a drizzle of maple syrup.
– Scrambled egg with two eggs, 65 grams of spinach, one tablespoon of chopped onion, half a tablespoon of olive oil, and one slice of wholegrain toast, served with 75 grams of blueberries or raspberries.
– Two tablespoons of natural peanut butter on one slice of wholemeal toast, with one banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
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