Don’t skip your early morning proteins
Looking for a healthy way to manage your weight? Indulge in a high-protein breakfast that consists of healthy options. Having milk, eggs, meat and yogurt daily can reduce unhealthy weight gain among overweight teenagers, says a new study.
The researchers compared the benefits of consuming a normal-protein breakfast to a high-protein one in overweight teenagers who would normally skip breakfast. The high-protein breakfast prevented body fat gain and reduced the daily food intake and feelings of hunger. The researchers fed two groups of overweight teenagers who reported skipping breakfast between five and seven times a week, either normal-protein meals or high-protein meals.
The normal-protein meal was milk and cereal, and contained 13 grams of protein. The high-protein meal contained 35 grams of protein. “The teenagers who ate high-protein breakfasts reduced their daily food intake by 400 calories and lost body fat mass, while the groups who ate normal-protein breakfast or continued to skip breakfast gained additional body fat,” Leidy said.