Protein for breakfast

From my own experience, breakfast is the hardest meal for people to change their habit!
People find it difficult to change from skipping breakfast or a carbohydrate breakfast to a protein and fat based one; also finding it very odd when I ask them to change it up and base their breakfast around meats, nuts, fish, eggs and veggies!!

This is why I recommend protein and fats over carbohydrates at breakfast!

  • The majority of breakfast cereals are extremely high in sugar, most have more sugar than chocolate bars which we know have little (if any) nutritional value.
  • Eating breakfast cereals can be a factor (over a period of time) along with other high sugared foods in increasing the likelihood of type 2 diabetes.
  • It keeps one satisfied for longer periods; how many times, after consuming your breakfast which consists of cornflakes or Weetabix....etc. have you been starving within a few hours? Research suggests that consuming a breakfast high in protein keeps the feeling of fullness for longer.
  • A protein and fat rich breakfast has been suggested to offer benefits for chronic health issues; Rabinovitz et al (2013) found that consuming a breakfast which consisted of protein and fats, had a positive outcome for type 2 diabetes sufferers.
  • Leidy et al (2013) suggested that eating a breakfast high in protein was one method in preventing people overeating later in the day, through the decrease in the hormone ghrelin (the hunger stimulating hormone) and increase in the satiety stimulating hormone (PYY).
  • Protein rich breakfasts have been reported to decrease the intake of unhealthy snacky foods later in the day.
  • Improve the quality of peoples overall diet.

Several studies promote the importance of protein and weight management/weight loss and decrease in fat mass.

So now you have a small amount of information

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