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Worst Breakfast Habits for a Flat Belly, Say Dietitians

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Emily Shiffer of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 7: Research has demonstrated time and time again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why? Besides increased alertness and concentration and having a higher quality diet, it can also help you lose belly fat or attain a flatter, bloat-free tummy."Many of breakfast's benefits relate to reducing belly fat. Eating breakfast helps kick-starts metabolism and in doing so, reduces the risk for obesity," says Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LD, FADA, registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "In fact, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey demonstrated that breakfast eaters were more likely to have a BMI under 25."If you're looking for a flatter belly, you also want to avoid bloat."Bloating can be caused by a number of factors including diet, hormones and certain medical conditions like food allergies or intolerances," says Amber Pankonin, MS, RD, LMNT, registered dietitian and founder of food blog Stirlist. "In order to reduce bloat through diet, it's important to eat a high protein breakfast with some fiber to help reduce constipation. Consuming foods that are high in sugar for breakfast can leave you feeling unsatisfied and hungry."Fiber is also a belly-fat buster."People who eat breakfast have a significantly higher intake of fiber, and fiber acts as nature's appetite suppressant," says Dr. Wright. "So not only does eating breakfast jumpstart your metabolism, but it also can help you consume fewer calories over the course of the day."Your breakfast habits can definitely impact your flat belly goals. Here are 6 habits that may be hindering them. Read on, and for more on how to eat healthy, make sure you avoid these 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet.Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

Worst Breakfast Habits for a Flat Belly, Say Dietitians

Research has demonstrated time and time again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why? Besides increased alertness and concentration and having a higher quality diet, it can also help you lose belly fat or attain a flatter, bloat-free tummy.

"Many of breakfast's benefits relate to reducing belly fat. Eating breakfast helps kick-starts metabolism and in doing so, reduces the risk for obesity," says Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LD, FADA, registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "In fact, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey demonstrated that breakfast eaters were more likely to have a BMI under 25."

If you're looking for a flatter belly, you also want to avoid bloat.

"Bloating can be caused by a number of factors including diet, hormones and certain medical conditions like food allergies or intolerances," says Amber Pankonin, MS, RD, LMNT, registered dietitian and founder of food blog Stirlist. "In order to reduce bloat through diet, it's important to eat a high protein breakfast with some fiber to help reduce constipation. Consuming foods that are high in sugar for breakfast can leave you feeling unsatisfied and hungry."

Fiber is also a belly-fat buster.

"People who eat breakfast have a significantly higher intake of fiber, and fiber acts as nature's appetite suppressant," says Dr. Wright. "So not only does eating breakfast jumpstart your metabolism, but it also can help you consume fewer calories over the course of the day."

Your breakfast habits can definitely impact your flat belly goals. Here are 6 habits that may be hindering them. Read on, and for more on how to eat healthy, make sure you avoid these 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet.

Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

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