Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia —
Breakfast so the morning activity that should not be missed, even when you are on a diet program. Because breakfast has many benefits.
As reported Cleveland Clinic, breakfast can be ‘fuel’ to carry out daily activities. Breakfast is also good for heart health, stabilize blood sugar, to reduce the risk of diabetes.
Besides being good for health, breakfast can also help your diet program. Breakfast is also said to help your distended stomach become flat.
Here are 5 ways to have breakfast that makes a flat stomach.
1. Nutrient-dense breakfast
Breakfast helps you lose weight because it keeps you full longer.
In order to feel full longer, breakfast should be nutrient dense. There is a combination of protein, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, that will keep you energized throughout the day. You can make breakfast with oatmeal and fruit, peanut butter and whole grain bread and vegetables.
“You don’t need to eat a lot at breakfast if you have a combination of nutrient-dense foods,” says Lisa Young, author of Finally Fully, Finally Slim.
2. Plant based
In order to get a flat stomach, you need to keep your metabolism in check. Breakfast will increase the body’s metabolism for three hours after eating. But with more vegetables in your breakfast, your metabolism can increase by up to 16 percent.
The best breakfast is to stay away from muffins, cereals, and pancakes of all kinds. Instead is a breakfast rich in grains, vegetables, and protein from tofu and tempeh.
“Create a vegetable-based breakfast and it will be the most important meal of the day,” says Calabrese, author of Lose Weight Like Crazy Even if You Have a Crazy Life. Eat This, Not That!.
3. Pay attention to protein supplements
For many people, breakfast means drinking a smoothie or protein shake.
If you belong to the latter, then pay attention to the ingredients contained in your protein supplement. Some protein supplement content can actually make your flat stomach program fade.
Choose protein with the main ingredients coming from plants.
4. Drink water before breakfast
There’s nothing wrong with drinking water in the morning when you wake up. In addition to the body needs fluids, water can also suppress appetite.
According to a study published in the National Library of Medicine, drinking water before meals reduces calorie intake so you don’t gain weight. Drinking warm water in the morning is also beneficial to avoid constipation.
5. Fuller longer
Dietitian Stacey Krawczyk says there is no magic food or quick strategy that can make a slim stomach. But eating in the morning can help you manage your weight because you feel full longer. You don’t need to eat snacks before lunch time.
Breakfast is like a good habit that will have a good impact in the future. Although to get the benefits it takes time.
“Good habits help create a good future too. So a balanced breakfast with fiber-rich grains, vegetables, can help you avoid hunger before lunch,” said Krawczyk.