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Slimming Breakfast Recipes for Overweight People

Are you desperately trying to find breakfast ideas and recipes that can help overweight and obese people slim down? This section offers a multitude of ideas for breakfast dishes that draw on the weight loss promoting power of foods like blueberries, chili, garlic and oats. Enjoy!

Tip: Before you turn loose the chef in you and peruse the breakfast recipes below, make sure you have already had a look at the section Diet Tips for Overweight People as well as list of the best Weight Loss Promoting Foods.

Dairy-Free Blueberry Muesli

Blueberries are one of the greatest health foods of all time, and they're a boon to anyone determined to lose weight. Blueberries contain pectin, a type of dietary fiber that limits the cells' capacity to absorb fat. Pectin is also known to make you feel fuller and for a longer time, so you will eat less during the day.
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Oat and Buckwheat Muesli with Pears and Grapes

Eating a bowl of this super-nutritious muesli for breakfast is a superb way to start a day off right. The oats it contains provide plenty of fiber and protein, while the pears deliver iodine. Iodine is necessary for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland which controls the basal metabolic rate, that is, the rate at which the body consumes energy at rest. Iodine deficiency can result in sluggish thyroid activity which in turn can lead to weight gain or hinder your efforts to slim down.
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Oat and Wheat Germ Muesli with Apples

Both oats and wheat germ are supercharged with B complex vitamins which help your body convert fatty acids, amino acids (protein), and carbohydrates into energy. Several of the B vitamins also offer additional benefits to overweight and obese people who are looking to get rid of excess body fat. For example, vitamin B3 may help those whose expanding waistline is linked to insulin resistance, a condition in which the body does not respond properly to insulin produced by the pancreas. What's more, the zinc contained in oats and wheat germ may increase the levels of circulating leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in regulating appetite as well as the body's energy expenditure and fat storage.
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Original Bircher Muesli

Muesli was developed as a health food by the Swiss Physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner towards the end of the 19th century. This is the original muesli recipe Mr Bircher-Benner recommended to his patients.
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Spicy Shrimp Omelet

Egg whites and shrimp are among the best sources of high quality protein which is crucial for weight management. But the protein in this omelet is hardly its only weight loss promoting component: chili garlic sauce is packed with capsaicin, a natural compound that is famous for its ability to increase the body's heat production (thermogenesis), thereby increasing the rate at which the body burns carbohydrates and fats.
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Weight Loss Muffins

These scrumptious weight loss muffins are packed with fiber and protein while being extremely low in fat. What's more, the blueberries they contain boast a special fiber called pectin which is able to limit the amount of fat your cells absorb.
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Low Glycemic Raspberry Muffins

This muffin recipe is a must-try for those who love muffins but are concerned about the high amount of simple carbohydrates in most muffins. This recipe uses low-glycemic muffin ingredients, including raspberries, soy flour, and whole wheat flour. It also features cinnamon which helps further lower the glycemic index of these delicious weight loss muffins.
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Leek and Garlic Omelet

The main ingredient in this weight loss recipe is egg whites, which are at the top of fitness models and celebrities' lists of favorite weight loss foods as they are excellent source of dietary protein but very low in calories and fat. Also garlic is commonly used to prevent weight gain and promote weight loss.
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Fantastic Fiber Muffins

Looking for a high-fiber muffin recipe? These breakfast muffins combine wheat bran with whole wheat flour and apples to create a delicious treat that helps you reach your fiber quota. As an added bonus, these delicious muffins are low in fat.
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