Do you always feel like your stomach is rumbling? Wondering how to stay full longer without derailing your weight loss goals? You're in the right place.
You’ve probably heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While of course you may have a preference for other meals (including snack time and dessert!), breakfast sets the tone for the rest of your day food-wise.
Your body goes the longest without food between your last meal of the night and breakfast, so when you wake up, you need to fuel your body with healthy and nutritious foods that will give you energy to function. If you think coffee and a doughnut is the best breakfast because of its caffeine and sugar boost, realize that the rush is short-lived.
When you consider breakfast, Jenny Craig offers a variety of breakfast options, from Classic Waffles made with whole wheat and wheat bran to our Garden Vegetable Frittata with a mix of veggies, cheeses and garlic croutons for a savory treat.
Besides having a hearty breakfast filled with healthy fats and good carbohydrates, what are other ways you can maintain feeling fuller longer? We have a few recommendations for how to stay fuller longer so you can help keep your caloric intake within a healthy range.
1. Eat whole grains and protein.
Whole grains are filled with more nutrients and fiber content compared to processed flours because of the full use of all three parts of the grain. Whole grains also digest slower, so you benefit from both a feeling of fullness and the slow release of energy into your system. Delicious foods that are packed with whole grains include, oatmeal, brown rice, barley and buckwheat.
2. Drink before you eat.
Continue to hydrate throughout the day as hunger pangs may actually be a sign of thirst. Water and carbonated water are natural zero-calorie options to quench your thirst. Dress up your water by adding tasty fruits or vegetables, like lemon, cucumber or orange. You may also include tea or coffee, or diet soda as midday options. Here are 10 more tips to drink more water every day.
3. Have healthy snacks on hand.
Packing a snack box filled with low-calorie food options to keep you full throughout the day is a great way to stay on track with your weight loss goals. Bars that combine protein and fiber, like our Sweet and Salty Peanut Bar, are a healthy morning snack that can also help satisfy your sweet tooth. Another popular treat that is savory and sweet is the Kettle Corn, which is made of whole grain and high in fiber. Crunchy vegetables, like celery and carrots, give a great crunch, and can be paired with a couple tablespoons of hummus.
If you’re looking for a mix of cream and crunch, eat some nonfat plain Greek yogurt for protein and pair it with cucumber slices sprinkled with lemon juice and pepper for a refreshing treat!
If you would like to discuss our amazing breakfast options in-person or over the phone, call 866-706-4042 or get our delicious food delivered straight to your doorstep. Get started today!
Edited by Elisa - Jenny Craig