Body for Life for Women: 8 Easy Breakfast Ideas

The Body For Life For Women Diet stresses that women need to eat breakfast to help facilitate weight loss or to help maintain a healthy weight. Pam Peeke, the creator of Body For Life For Women, has women eating 5 to 6 small meals a day while on this meal plan. She stresses that women should not skip any meals, especially not the first one. According to the U.S. National Weight Control Registry, women who regularly ate breakfast had an 80% greater chance of maintaining weight loss compared to those who skipped the morning meal. Breakfast is important because it helps provide appetite control throughout the day, which helps women avoid overeating later in the day. Below are numerous easy breakfast meals that should fit even into the busiest woman’s morning.

Meal Idea #1: Oatmeal with Fruit

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 cup soy milk, fat free milk or low fat milk
  • 1 cup strawberries or blueberries

Combine oats and milk in a microwaveable bowl. Cook on high for 2 minutes. Top oats with berries

Meal Idea #2: Yogurt and Fruit

  • 8 oz low fat yogurt
  • 1 apple, orange or 1 cup of blueberries

For a very simple breakfast, enjoy a container of yogurt, any flavor, with 1 piece of fruit.

Meal Idea #3: Egg Omelet

  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1 oz low fat cheese
  • ¼ cup onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup spinach, chopped
  • ¼ cup tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup mushrooms, chopped

Enjoy a quick and easy omelet by separating two eggs into a small bowl. Discard yolks.  Whisk together with eggs with water, salt and pepper. Heat a small skillet over medium heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Add the eggs and cook for 2 minutes. Add vegetables to half the egg. Cook for 1 minute and then fold half of the omelet over the vegetable portion. Top omelet with cheese and cook until eggs have set.

Meal Idea #4: Eggs with Bread

  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice whole grain bread

Cook one egg any way you prefer. Serve egg on a piece of toasted bread. Season egg with salt and pepper, if preferred.

Meal Idea #5: Bagel

  • ½ whole wheat bagel
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 7 almonds

For an extremely filling and portable breakfast, spread 2 oz of cream cheese on ½ a toasted bagel. For added healthy fats, enjoy with several almonds.

Meal Idea #6: Grapefruit

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese

This quick and easy meal includes a grapefruit with a side of filling protein-rich cottage cheese.

Meal Idea #7: Eggs with Oatmeal

  • 1/3 cup egg substitute
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 cup water

If you are watching your cholesterol, egg substitute is an excellent alternative. To make an extra hearty bowl of oatmeal, simply combine oats, eggs and water in a microwaveable bowl. Cook on high for 2 minutes. Keep an eye on the oats when in the microwave because they will tend to boil over faster than normal oats.

Meal Idea #8: Yogurt, Nuts and Fruit

  • 8 oz low fat yogurt
  • ¼ cup dried fruit
  • 1 oz nuts

For a breakfast that can be prepared in less than 2 minutes, simply top a container of yogurt with fruits and nuts. This balanced breakfast supplies you with healthy fats, fiber, calcium, protein and a host of nutrients and vitamins.

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