WEB DESK: “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper” is an expression few people follow. Here are 5 things people are doing wrong which lead to weight gain
Stop eating a baby size breakfast
Researchers in Israel found that overweight women who ate more calories at breakfast and fewer at dinner lost more weight and had greater waistline reductions than those who flipped the numbers, even when total daily calories were the same.
Say ‘No’ to pancakes and waffles
Pancakes and waffles are a no-no for breakfast, especially when accompanied by sugary syrup. Instead, try a whole-grain cereal or toast, and try to get some protein in the form of low-fat or fat-free yogurt, lean meat, or egg whites.
High blood sugar leads to weight gain
Sugary cereals, toaster pastries, bagels, and cinnamon rolls are tempting, but they’re likely to cause a spike in blood sugar, followed by a low-energy crash and hunger, which can cause a snack attack by mid-morning.
Coffee is a must!
Unless you have sensitivity to caffeine or a medical condition that makes it unwise to consume it, coffee can be a delicious and natural way to boost your mood and your brain function. If you need more than a cup or two to get going in the morning, you may be sleep-deprived.
But no add-on with coffee
Sugar, flavored syrups, whipped cream, and half-and-half can turn a simple cup of coffee into a real calorie-bomb, and if you have one or more each day, those calories will add up. Subtract a little of the sugar and fat gradually and work toward enjoying your morning brew as close to ‘naked’ as you can make it.
Source: Times of India