A balanced breakfast is essential to start your day. Not all breakfasts are created equally. The granola bar, avocado toast may be healthy, but they may not give you the boost you need to power through a long day at the office or at school. The one thing you need to remember when choosing your breakfast is that you should include some protein.
The protein rule should hold true no matter what time of the day it is. Your plate needs at to be a quarter full of protein, a quarter full of whole grain and half full of fruits and vegetables.
Protein not only helps to fuel your day, but it helps you to feel full. If you load up on carbs in the morning and forget the protein, your metabolism is going likely to be off for the entire day. Hunger is going to strike and you are likely to make poorer eating choices. How hungry you feel come mid-morning is based on what you eat and how much you eat. Skipping the protein in the morning may lead to unhealthy snacking leading up to lunchtime. It may also make you make some unhealthy choices when it comes to picking your lunch for the day.
Keep in mind of the amount of protein you should be consuming throughout the day. s a result, not consuming protein for breakfast can make it difficult to take in enough protein throughout the rest of the day. Keep in mind the exact amount of protein you should be consuming depends largely on your weight and level of activity.
Keep in mind that eating protein for breakfast does not mean that you have to eat steak for breakfast. For healthy, protein-packed breakfast options, consider the HealthSmart South Western Omelet, Proti-Thin Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, or Kay’s Naturals Protein Cereal.