Hi all, here is a great post from PopSugar written  on how a good breakfast can help you if you are trying to lose weight.  You can find more great reads at Popsugar.

Skipping meals is never a good weight-loss strategy, especially when it come to breakfast. Eating in the morning wakes up your metabolism, helping you burn more calories throughout your day. A solid first meal of the day also helps keep you feeling satiated so you eat fewer calories later. If you’re working to drop a few kilos, keep in mind these four breakfast rules.

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The key to losing weight is to eat foods that make you feel full, so hunger pains don’t drive you to eat high-calorie foods. For the first meal of the day, go for lots of fibre— at least eight grams. If you’re in a rush, here’s a fruity smoothie you can whip up that contains 11.7 grams.
Depending on your weight, your weight-loss goals, and what you eat for the rest of the day, it’s important to keep your breakfast calorie count between 300 and 500. That means you probably don’t want to splurge on a a high calorie pastry. Choose low-calorie options like veggie omelets, Greek yoghurt, fresh fruit, and whole-wheat toast. A bowl of cereal is another great option; just don’t make these calorie-busting cereal mistakes. If you’re into smoothies, here are some ways to save calories before you sip.
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Mango-Kiwi Smoothie For Lovelier Locks

If your hair is dull, dry, and brittle, forget spending lots of money on shampoos and styling products that claim to offer shine and moisture. You need to replenish your hair from the inside out! Made from hair-healthy ingredients like Greek yoghurt, blueberries, and kidney beans, this smoothie will help moisturise the scalp and encourage growth. The beans also offer biotin, which is not only great for your hair, but for your skin as well.

This under 400-calorie smoothie contains almost 20 grams of protein. If you’re skeptical about the beans and spinach, the fruit overpowers their mild flavours so you hardly even notice they’re there.

Keep reading for the simple recipe and nutritional info.

Ingredients

  1. 3 ounces non-fat vanilla Greek yoghurt
  2. 1 cup baby spinach
  3. 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  4. 1/2 cup frozen mango
  5. 1 kiwi, peeled
  6. 1/4 cup kidney beans
  7. 1/8 cup walnuts
  8. 1 teaspoon flaxmeal
  9. 3/4 cup cold water

Directions

  1. Pour everything into a blender and mix well.
  2. Enjoy immediately.

Makes one serving.

 

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