Research is in and high protein brekkie is the BESTfast! Why you ask? Here’s how...
A breakfast high in protein (35 grams or more) increases the feelings of fullness & satiety. So say bye-bye to mid-morning snacking, overeating & weight gain!
Protein eaten in the morning stimulates gastrointestinal hormones, which signal the brain to adjust appetite & satiety - the parts of the brain controlling food cravings.
Eating a high protein breakfast helps you to feel fuller throughout the day & eat a smaller dinner & fewer night time snacks.
My favourite easy & yummy high protein BESTfasts
2 poached eggs with 1/2 smashed avocado on 1 slice of sourdough toast
1/2 cup quinoa, 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1/4 cup raw nuts, 1/2 grated apple & 1/2 tspn cinnamon cooked in 1 cup water for 5 minutes until quinoa kernel pops open
with 1/2 cup sautéed mushrooms, organic fetta & cherry tomato on toast with fresh herbs (thyme, parsley or basil)
2 eggs scrambled with 1/2 cup sautéed mushrooms & 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 cup of bircher muesli (1/4 cup oats, 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1/4 cup raw nuts & 1/4 cup dried coconut) soaked in 1/2 cup coconut water topped with 1 tbspn organic natural yogurt
Reference: Beneficial effects of a higher-protein breakfast on the appetitive, hormonal, and neural signals controlling energy intake regulation in overweight/obese, “breakfast-skipping,” late-adolescent girls.