Eggs are a Belly Fat Diet-approved breakfast food.
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The Belly Fat Diet was created by Karlene Karst, a nutrition expert that clearly understands the health ramifications of having excess fat around the belly. The diet aims to teach participants how to get rid of belly fat and how to keep it off for good. In addition to exercise, much of the diet focuses on the dietary changes necessary to get rid of stubborn belly fat. To that end, you have numerous healthy options at breakfast that are tasty and satisfying.
Eggs are low in calories, supply a good amount of protein and are approved to eat on the Belly Fat Diet. Because protein digests slowly, eating a high-protein breakfast can fill you up and keep you from getting ravenous before lunchtime. A serving of scrambled eggs with diced vegetables, such as mushrooms, jalapenos or leeks, is one way to incorporate the food into your morning meal. A hard-boiled egg with a side of fresh fruit is another tasty option. Whisk two or three egg whites with minced garlic and shredded white-meat chicken to make a protein-packed omelet that's a good source of iron and vitamin C.
The Belly Fat Diet requires participants to eat three to five servings of whole grains each day. Including whole grains in your breakfast is a good way to get started on that goal, and the fiber they contain digests slowly so you're less likely to feel hungry before lunch. Have a slice or two of whole-wheat toast with a thin layer of peanut butter and sliced berries. Prepare a bowl of steel-cut oats with skim milk, cinnamon and unsweetened dried fruit such as raisins or apricots. A toasted whole-wheat English muffin with low-fat cottage cheese, smoked salmon and capers is another idea.
You should include two or three servings of fresh fruit in your daily eating plan while you're following the Belly Fat Diet. An apple, peach or mango are each nutritious ways to get started on that requirement. You might also slice a grapefruit in half, sprinkle it with spices, such as cinnamon, allspice or nutmeg, and broil it for two or three minutes. Have a bowl of high-fiber, low-sugar breakfast cereal with nectarine slices or kiwi chunks. Low-fat granola topped with fresh berries is another nutritious idea.
Make a fruit-based smoothie as one way to begin meeting both your fruit and dairy requirements for the day. You should aim for two to four servings of low-fat dairy foods each day in addition to your fruit requirement. Combine fresh fruit, such as pineapple, papaya, berries or melon, in a blender with skim milk, low-fat Greek yogurt and two or three cubes of ice. Sprinkle in spices, such as apple pie spice or cinnamon, to enhance the flavor even more. Don't limit yourself to traditional breakfast foods, and you'll have even more options. Combine shredded white-meat chicken with mashed avocado and enjoy the mixture on a toasted whole-wheat English muffin, or layer lean turkey breast on whole-wheat toast and top with sliced tomatoes and red onion rings.