We’ve all heard the old euphemism, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”
However, breakfast is not very beneficial if it’s a bowl of cereal, a pastry, muffin, or a donut!
Research has shown a breakfast that consist of 35 grams or more of protein not only keeps us satisfied longer throughout the day but it also raises our metabolism, helping us to burn more calories doing the exact same activities.
How can you get 35 plus grams of protein each morning? Especially when you have little time?
Here are numerous options:
One egg= 6 grams of protein
2 TBSP Peanut Butter= 8 grams of protein
PB2 Powder (peanut butter low-calorie/low carb alternative)= 5 grams of protein (per 2 TBSP)
1 cup Quinoa= 8 grams protein
(Quinoa is a nut seed that is cooked much like rice and can be used in any recipe or way rice is used)
1 cup Teff (a low-calorie grain)= 8.5 grams protein
7 ounces of 2% Greek yogurt= 20 grams protein
1 ounce turkey bacon= 5 grams of protein
1 ounce of cheese= 7 grams of protein
1 cup of spinach= 1 gram of protein
1 ounce of mixed nuts= 6 grams of protein
1 OPTIFAST® Chocolate, Peanut Butter/Chocolate, or Apple Cinnamon Bar= 16 grams of protein
1 OPTIFAST® Chocolate, Vanilla, or Strawberry Shake= 16 grams of protein
Preparing for a busy day requires fueling up so that your body and mind are equipped for all you have planned (and not planned).
By strategically planning your first meal of the day, you insure you will not overeat, make impulse food choices, or have a mid-day slump. And, you will maintain your energy level, burn more calories, and maintain satiety.
So, start make breakfast a PURPOSEFUL meal! If you aren’t eating breakfast…start!
If you are eating breakfast but not eating the right foods…change your game!
FUEL UP IN FEBRUARY,