Burn More Fat with This Wonder Breakfast

Burn More Fat with This Wonder Breakfast

Your workouts might melt even more body fat if you eat this at breakfast: whole-grain cereal.

Why? A small study suggests that eating healthy carbs in the morning may turbocharge your fat-burning furnaces when you exercise later on in the day.

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs
The key here is the whole grain -- because the study showed that low-glycemic-index carbs (the high-fiber kind) were what moved the dial on fat burning. When sedentary women ate these kinds of carbs as part of a healthy breakfast, they burned far more body fat during an hour walk later in the day, compared with women who ate a wimpy-carb breakfast. The winning breakfast? Muesli, fresh fruit, skim milk, and low-fat yogurt. Check out some other healthful breakfast options in this article.

More to the Fat-Burning Story
Seems when you eat high-fiber carbs, you store fewer carbs as a fuel source, forcing your body to use fat for energy instead. Thus, the extra fat-burning boost during exercise. Two additional benefits experienced by the healthy carbs group: extra fat-burning during a post-breakfast rest period and greater feelings of fullness. Burn extra fat and not feel hungry? Sold! Now, make your workouts feel easy with this important balance of energy-boosting nutrients.

Medically reviewed in May 2018.

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