Not only is breakfast important, what you choose to eat for breakfast is equally significant. Starting the day with breakfast is important for your overall health, performance and weight. New research indicates that eating breakfast may help you stay slim.
Harvard University researchers recently found adults who eat breakfast are nearly 50 percent less likely to be obese compared to people who don’t eat breakfast. (ADA Journal)
The study is another good reason to make time for a nutritious breakfast every day. Breakfast is necessary to boost your metabolism. Many people think that skipping breakfast will help save calories, but it is actually the opposite. If you do not eat until lunch, your body must conserve energy and your metabolism slows down. Breakfast is also important to help keep you from being hungry and overeating the rest of the day.
Even if you’re pressed for time to get out of the door in the morning, you can prepare breakfast the night before or choose easy meal options.
Good choices for breakfast include lean protein choices, low-fat dairy and whole grains. Try low calorie toast with Simply Fruit and a piece of fruit, dry cereal mixed with low fat milk or yogurt or a hard-boiled egg sliced into a whole-wheat pita. Protein is an excellent nutrient to help suppress your appetite and help you stay focused throughout the day. Thin&Healthy supplements are a great source of protein and are quick and easy to make and eat.