Millions of people who are overweight are trying to regain the youthful, slim bodies that they once had. They want to lose pounds of fat that they have accumulated over their years of marriage or of just getting older.
If you have a few pounds to lose then some weight lose programs can work for you. However, if you have quite a few pounds to lose, than you need to practice eating habits that go against common sense.
When your body is out of balance, your organs, hormones, and cells are not functioning normal. If you eat processed foods, your pancreas is overworked. If you eat salty food, your body is flooded with excess water.
If you eat excess meat and fatty foods, your cardiovascular system malfunctions. Being fat is a sign that you need to learn how to lose pounds so that you body can rebalance.
These easy breakfast recipes have fiber and protein to keep you full and energized.
Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes
In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup steel-cut oats and 1/3 cup skim milk and let stand 5 minutes.
Add 1/4 cup grated apple and 1 beaten egg. In small bowl, mix together 2 teaspoons wheat germ, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole-grain pancake mix. Slowly add dry ingredients to oat mixture. In a medium skillet, heat 2 teaspoons canola oil over medium heat.
Add 1/4 of the batter and cook, flipping once, until pancake is lightly browned on both sides; repeat. Makes 4 small pancakes (2 servings). Serve with 1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt mixed with 1 teaspoon brown sugar.
Warm Honey Oats
Bring 1/2 to 3/4 cup water to a boil; add 1/4 cup oats and 1/2 cup chopped pear. Reduce heat and cook oats according to package directions. Top with 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds, a dash ground ginger, and 2 teaspoons honey.
Veggie Pattie with Apple-Chicken Sausage
Cook 1 small apple-chicken sausage (about 100 calories’ worth) according to package directions. Grate 1/4 cup each sweet potato, Red Bliss potato, and zucchini; mix together and pat with paper towel to absorb moisture. Add 1 egg white and 1 tablespoon flour; season to taste with salt, cayenne, and nutmeg. Form into a patty and cook with 1 teaspoon canola oil over medium heat until browned on each side. Serve with 1/2 pink grapefruit.
In a large bowl, mix together 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup cornmeal, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda. In another large bowl, mix together 3/4 cup fat-free buttermilk, 1/4 cup canola oil, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 slightly beaten egg, 1/2 cup pecans, and 1/2 cup blueberries. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and combine. Mist muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into pans and bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins. (Leftovers can be frozen.) Serve with 1/2 cup skim milk and 1 hard-boiled egg.