10 Optimal Breakfast Foods for Weight Loss

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They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a reason and this is especially true for you if you’re looking to lose weight.

When we wake up in the morning and eat our first meal that directly impacts how our metabolism is going to respond for the remainder of the day.

This is why it is vital that you take advantage of this opportunity every morning to stimulate your metabolism to burn more fat throughout the day.

One way in particular that you can do this is by consuming a high protein breakfast.

Doing so will also keep you fuller for longer durations in the day because protein is more filling than carbs.

Eating a high protein breakfast is also linked to an increase in satiety hormones which has a direct impact on your appetite, making it easier to restrain from eating unhealthy snacks and food.

Keeping this idea in mind, here are 10 optimal breakfast foods for weight loss that will boost your metabolism for the rest of the day.

1. Ground Turkey

ground turkey

Ground turkey might not be the first thing that comes to mind when someone is talking about breakfast.

However, this lean source of protein is perhaps one of the cleanest forms of protein you can consume to build lean muscle and lose fat.

It can also be easily served with many other foods such as eggs and can taste quite pleasing.

When shopping for ground turkey, aim for the 93% lean and 7% fat package to get the most out of your goals.

2. Avocados

avocados for weight loss

Avocados are one of the healthiest fruits you can eat because they are packed with monosaturated fats (healthy fats) as well as potassium which helps to combat high sodium diets.

They are also packed with various vitamins and minerals, some of which help to stimulate fat loss.

3. Eggs


Eggs are a staple breakfast option and luckily for us, they are relatively healthy.

Eggs contain a ton of protein per serving while also providing you with healthy nutrients like choline that stimulates fat burning.

4. Salmon

salmon to help with weight loss

Salmon tends to make an appearance quite often here on our blog because of its omega 3 content.

Omega 3’s help to promote a healthy cardiovascular system by reducing blood pressure as well as bad cholesterol.

Salmon is also jam-packed with protein with a whopping 17g of protein per serving on average and no carbs.

This makes it a terrific option for breakfast that can be paired with avocado toast for a balanced and healthy fat-burning meal.

5. Almond Butter

bananas and almond butter

Almond butter and toast is a quick and simple breakfast idea that won’t sacrifice what we’re trying to do here.

It contains not only protein but fiber, antioxidants, and monosaturated fats.

6. Steel Cut Oatmeal


Steel-cut oatmeal contains healthy complex carbohydrates and fiber which will help to keep you fuller for longer durations.

This can easily be paired with other healthy foods like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or walnuts for a more balanced breakfast.

7. Grapefruit

grapefruit for weight loss

Perhaps one of the best options for weight loss because of its ability to reduce insulin.

Insulin is a hormone that’s known to directly impact fat storage in the body so reducing it can result in weight loss.

Grapefruit is also largely made up of water which will contribute to fullness to assist in overeating.

8. Spinach

popeye eating spinach

Spinach provides you with a huge variety of vitamins and minerals so much so that it should be a part of everyone’s diet and not just those looking to lose weight.

It is packed with fiber to aid in digestion as well as helps to reduce hunger cravings.

9. All-Natural Peanut Butter

apple and peanut butter for a healthy snack

All-natural peanut butter contains no added sugar and provides around 7 grams of protein per serving.

It can easily be spread on toast and contains a myriad of healthy fats to combat saturated fats.

10. Bananas


It’s important to consume foods that are high in potassium, especially if you live in the U.S. because of the high sodium diets most Americans have.

Bananas provide an abundance of potassium and combo that with oatmeal or peanut butter and you’ve got yourself a healthy filling breakfast.

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