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.


Starches, sugars and fiber are the carbohydrates in food. Carbohydrates are a molecule that plants make during photosynthesis, combining carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. They are very important in your body's metabolism because they a...

re generally the part of food that is digested most quickly. Carbohydrates can give you quick energy, and cause a rise in blood sugar levels. Diabetics, in particular, need to pay attention to the carbohydrates they eat to help manage their blood sugar. Some carbohydrates, those found in whole grains and leafy vegetables, for example have a much slower impact on blood sugar than carbohydrates in fruits or candy. It's easy to consume a lot of carbohydrates, as foods like breads, pasta, cake, cookies and potatoes are loaded with them. Nutrition experts suggest that you should only get 45 to 65 percent of your daily nutrition from carbohydrates.