For someone who will be working out, is it a good idea to have a large breakfast or a small one? I have heard this go both ways so I am not sure. Also, more importantly, what would be a healthy breakfast option with the right amount of calories to sustain my health but also lose weight?
If you workout, you can eat a bigger breakfast but if not, I would stick to round 350 calories for breakfast. If you do 3 meals a day at 350 calories each, that will put you at 1,050 calories for the day so you have a good 200 or 300 for wiggle room where you will still be able to lose weight. Eggs are low in calories. Two eggs, fried in olive oil with peppers and onions will be around 300 calories.
If you don't plan on eating snacks, you can go up to 500 calories per meal. That will be 1,500 which is a healthy number to aim for if you want to lose weight. This depends on your age and gender as well though. For women, 1,500 is a good number but not for most men. Men tend to need 1,800.
Just stick with eggs or low-calorie cereals. A lot of the breads and such have too many calories so unless you plan on exercising shortly after eating, it will end up making your intake go up too much. As for calories, aim for 500 calories or less.
One of my favorite breakfast options is an egg on an English muffin with Swiss cheese and a sliced tomato. It is low in calories but fills you up enough to keep you going.
I have never been big on eggs so I always opted for things like waffles and toast. You can find healthier options in terms of bread, waffles, and even pancakes but you have to be sure not to overeat.