There’s no escaping that breakfast is important and a recent weight loss study backs up that claim again.
The study compared two groups of women. The first group followed a low calorie diet (~1200 calories) that included a balanced protein/carbohydrate intake. This first group ate 50% of their daily calories in the morning (~600 calories). The second group followed a low calorie (~1000 calories), low carbohydrate diet and ate ~25% of their calories in the morning. The first group lost ~40 pounds over 6 months, while the second group lost ~10 pounds (28 pounds first 4 months, followed by 18 pound regain).
Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas:
You need to balance protein and carbohydrates at breakfast. Here are some examples of quick and easy breakfast meals that include both protein and carbohydrates.
Whole wheat toast with peanut butter
Low fat cottage cheese with canned peaches (light syrup)
Banana with handful of mixed nuts
Whole grain cereal with low fat milk
Apple with hard-boiled egg
Low fat yogurt with granola
So, what do you eat for breakfast?
All the best,
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
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