6 a.m.-8 a.m.
1. Skip breakfast.
While it might violate everything you have ever known concerning nutrition and weight loss, skipping breakfast might actually help you to drop the pounds rather than hold you back. Intermittent fasting, one of the newest diet trends on the market, actually advocates skipping meals as a way to a leaner, lighter you. By forgoing breakfast, you force your body to rely on internal fuel sources (like fat) for energy. The longer fasting period also helps to elevate hormones like growth hormone, which are imperative for a lean physique.
To help rehydrate after 8+ hours without liquid as well as combat the inevitable hunger pangs as you start with intermittent fasting, down a large glass of water. Hydrated individuals binge less throughout the day and boast a more functional metabolism.
3. Drink a cup of coffee.
While your java addiction might make this an obvious morning choice, swigging back a cup of the black stuff is beneficial for more reasons than a simple energy boost. The extract found in coffee beans may help boost weight loss. To make matters even better, black coffee is a natural low-calorie alternative to energy drinks making it a much better choice to start your morning.
4. Take some fish oil.
It turns out your inability to hold back from bingeing on that box of cookies isn't solely due to lack of willpower. New research indicates that poor eating habits actually damage brain cells making it even harder to resist temptations. However, an omega-3-rich fish oil supplement can help to create new nerve cells and counteract the effects of high junk food intake.