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The Importance of Protein At Breakfast


If you think you are doing yourself a favor by skipping breakfast, then think again. Eating a healthy breakfast is a key component of any weight loss program. Breakfast is important because you are “breaking the fast” of the last 12 hours or more since you ate dinner, while you were sleeping.

If you regularly skip breakfast and do not consume enough calories, your energy levels will soon drop and your metabolism will slow down. The body can easily slip into starvation mode which means that it becomes effective hoarding fat in order to conserve energy.

When your metabolism slows down, your body will want to rest and store energy as fat think that it is in a state of hibernation. The body will also not produce enough hormones necessary for metabolism of fats. This can sabotage your weight loss efforts.

People who skip breakfast actually increase the risk of weight gain. Research shows that those who miss breakfast were four times more likely to be overweight.

Another important reason to take the breakfast because studies show that those who skip breakfast tend to catch up later in the day by the extra calories on snacks consumption is not so good Health to fill the void of hunger.

Eating a healthy breakfast is key to losing weight. This is a great way to boost your metabolism. To help make breakfast your most important meal of the day, try these sensitive tips:

1. Eat protein at breakfast.

start your day with a breakfast rich in protein. Protein at breakfast is a very important strategy for weight loss. In 2008, a research study at the Virginia Commonwealth University found that dieters who ate a protein rich breakfast of 600 calories lost significantly more weight within eight months than those who consume a quarter of the protein and only 300 calories.

Another study in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that eating extra protein at breakfast helps you feel full longer. This will prevent the indiscriminate snacking before lunch. Protein foods take longer to digest. This means that the stomach empties more slowly and you will feel full longer and get hungrier later. Eating protein at breakfast also reduce cravings.

2. Breakfast ideas for the busy person

If you do not have time to cook eggs for breakfast, consider these quick breakfast alternative protein-rich

– Peanut butter and a banana. .

-. almond butter and an apple

-. Low sugar protein bar

-. Protein smoothies

– boiled egg and orange.

– Greek yogurt with no added sugar

– .. Turkey bacon and pear

protein is an important nutrient for weight loss and can help you lose weight waist and build lean muscle tissue. The importance of eating foods rich in protein at breakfast is because it takes longer to metabolize or turn into energy which means that the body uses more calories during the digestive process. Protein at breakfast may also help stabilize your appetite throughout the day. Bon Appetite!



Source by Robyn M. Cooke

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