Why You Should Eat Breakfast


You've heard it a million times—eat breakfast to lose weight.  With all the healthy options out there, starting your day with a balanced breakfast that includes lean protein and fibrous carbohydrates can be just the boost you need to reach your target weight.

Numerous studies have shown that breakfast eaters tend to weigh less than breakfast skippers.  Reasons behind this tendency haven’t been completely proven, but one theory suggests that eating breakfast reduces hunger throughout the rest of the day; this, in turn, causes total calorie intake to be lower than if you hadn’t eaten breakfast.
Another theory is that people who eat breakfast tend to be more health conscious than people who skip breakfast.  Either way, a complete breakfast is an invaluable tool in your weight loss and health goals.

An important aspect of a healthy breakfast is lean protein.  It’s an ideal nutrient to include in breakfast because if its ability to suppress your appetite throughout the day.  Numerous studies have shown the link between eating eggs (as opposed to a mostly carbohydrate meal) for breakfast and being more satisfied throughout the day.

Now the question of what to eat arises.  A super-easy, balanced breakfast that I eat is, a protein shake made with a cup of 2% milk and fresh fruit.  This quick breakfast comes out to roughly 300 calories, with a good balance of protein, good carbs, and healthy fat and only takes two minutes to prepare.  So, if you don’t think you have time for breakfast, make that and eat it on your way to work or school!

However, if you have time in the mornings you can make an omelette made with 2 whole eggs, 4 egg whites, green and red peppers and onions.  This with a small bowl of oatmeal and some mixed fruit is a good breakfast to start with with.

Here are a few other healthy breakfast options:
Whole-wheat English muffin with cheese, a scrambled egg, and avocado.
Breakfast smoothie with Greek yoghurt, fruit, and protein.
Whole grain cereal with milk. 
Oatmeal with fruit and a protein shake.

All the best in Health and Fitness
~ Sue

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