Dietitian Susie Burrell reveal skinny people eat breakfast
Sydney dietitian Susie Burrell (pictured) reveals the key to staying thin
They snack regularly, drink coffee and never say no to cake – yet they are all slim, healthy and able to maintain their weight with seemingly little to no effort.
We’ll have what they’re having, please. But it’s actually more simpler than you think.
Here, Sydney dietitian Susie Burrell reveals the key to staying thin on News Corp – and it all starts at breakfast – fad diets or strict calorie counting not included.
In a New York study called ‘Slim by Design’, researchers at Cornell University found most of the 147 people surveyed ate a healthy, hearty breakfast.
The findings found exactly what thin people are eating every morning.
Almost half ate fruit and vegetable, a third ate eggs and more than three-quarters consistently consumed a very healthy meal.
Hailed as the ‘most important meal of the day’, Ms Burrell said the findings ‘made sense nutritionally’.
Starting the day with some nutritious calories gives the metabolism a kickstart after the night’s fast,’ Ms Burrell said, adding avocados and eggs on toast were a good breakfast option
‘In general starting the day with some nutritious calories gives the metabolism a kickstart after the night’s fast,’ Ms Burrell wrote for News Corp.
‘Protein and fibre-rich options are filling and unlikely to fuel extreme cravings, plus overall the options are low in calories.
‘Consistency is the key – not a coffee sometimes, eggs occasionally or a 10am breakfast at other times.’
For busy people who want breakfast on the go, Ms Burrell said there were many healthy alternatives to choose from.
She said eating breakfast consistently is key – a simple bowl of fruits or eggs and avocado are good options (stock images)
At work, Ms Burrell said it was good to keep a few healthy staples such as wholegrain bread and an avocado – or when you’re dining at a cafe, order spinach and tomatoes to go with your eggs.
For the super-organised people, she suggested chopping up fruits for your Greek yoghurt or prepare a week’s worth of mini frittatas.
If you’re a breakfast skipper, Ms Burrell said it’s time to get into a new habit by beginning each day with a simple piece of fruit, or a couple of hard-boiled eggs.
And lastly, Ms Burrell said don’t forget the vegetables – whether it’s in your juice or as a side with all your meals, including breakfast.