Belly fat is directly linked to what you eat. Even if you “crush” workouts every day, you cannot make up for a bad diet and therefore will have a hard time banishing the dreaded fat. Review some of the worst breakfast habits for a flat stomach according to experts, and use them to refine your Phentermine 37.5mg fast weight loss regimen.
Skipping It Altogether
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a reason.
“‘Breaking the fast’ is critically important to normalize appetite. Breakfast ‘skippers’ tend to overeat at later meals and snacks due to being overly hungry, which doesn’t promote a flat belly,” says Dr. Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LD, FADA. “Breakfast should provide some lasting energy for the day ahead. If time is an issue, grab a hard-boiled egg with fresh fruit rather than not eating at all.”
Little to No Protein
Protein is a breakfast essential.
“It’s easy to load up on carbohydrates at breakfast with such foods like bagels, croissants, and cereals, but skimping on protein may cause low blood sugar and early hunger,” says Dr. Wright. “Protein is critical for satiety and keeping your blood sugar stable for longer periods of time. Consider avocado spread on whole-wheat toast, Greek yogurt with fresh fruit, or a veggie omelet.”
Stick to whole foods over packaged fare.
“These foods have the appearance of being healthy, most are packed with added sugar. Pre-flavored oats can contain upwards of 20 grams of added sugar, granola can have 17 grams of added sugar, and some breakfast bars have 13 grams of added sugar,” says Dr. Wright. “The amount of added sugar delivers a lot of calories and worse, the energy within the sugar is short-lasting. After the 20-30 minutes of sugar is delivered, one can be left feeling shaky, tired, and yes – hungry.”