5 Weeks to Your Best Body Ever: What to Eat - Breakfast

5 Weeks to Your Best Body Ever: What to Eat - Breakfast

March 06, 2017

Easy-to-stick-to diet

 

Our 1,350-calorie-a-day diet features foods that are great at stopping that famished feeling. Plus, you’ll get 25 grams of slimming fiber a day. Just pick one breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack each day. Stick to our diet and this workout plan for five weeks, and you’ll lose up to 15 pounds.

Best body secret: Stop hunger

 

"Researchers around the world say what really works is not just cutting calories but satisfying your hunger with the right kinds of foods," says Health’s Frances Largeman-Roth, RD. In fact, women following a low-fat diet who were allowed to fill up on all the fruit and vegetables they wanted lost 23% more weight than women on a low-fat diet alone, a new study from the United Kingdom reports.

 

Breakfast

(choose one daily; 400 calories each)

Lean Green Smoothie

In a blender, combine 1 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk, 1 chopped frozen banana, 1 cup baby spinach, 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats, 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed, and 1 teaspoon honey. Blend until smooth, and enjoy.

 

 

BLT Egg Sandwich

 

In a skillet coated with cooking spray, cook 1 whole egg and 2 slices turkey bacon. Place on a whole-grain English muffin with 2 Romaine lettuce leaves and 2 slices tomato; serve with an orange.

 

 

Smoked Salmon on Rye with an Apple

 

Spread 2 tablespoons 1/3-less-fat cream cheese on 2 pieces rye bread. Top with 1 ounce smoked salmon and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives; serve with an apple.

 

Spinach-Potato Scramble with Parmesan

 

In a skillet coated with 2 teaspoons olive oil, sauté 2 cups baby spinach and 1 cup shredded potato until golden and tender. Whisk together 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites; add to skillet. Top scramble with 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of black pepper; serve with 1/2 cup grapes.

 

 

Toast with Marmalade-Walnut Breakfast Spread

 

Mix together 1/2 cup 2% low-fat cottage cheese, 2 teaspoons orange marmalade, 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts, and a dash of cinnamon. Serve on 2 pieces of whole-grain toast.