Put these foods on your plate for all-day satiety
Question: What are the best foods to eat in the morning for weight loss?
(from reader Dylan Maehrlein)
Answer: One word: Protein. A slew of research shows that a high-protein breakfast, like eggs and bacon, trumps high-carb eats such as cereal. In addition to helping you feel more full after your meal, the effects last all day long. A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who ate a high-protein breakfast consumed fewer high-fat and high-sugar snacks in the evening compared to those who started their day with a lower-protein meal.
Another recent study found that high-protein breakfast eaters have better control over glucose and insulin levels, which can keep cravings in check and may lower your risk of developing diabetes. Mike Roussell, Ph.D., aMen’s Health nutrition advisor, suggests downing about 30 grams of protein at breakfast from foods such as eggs, turkey, Greek yogurt, or a smoothie. You could even consider eating last night’s dinner leftovers for breakfast, which tends to contain more protein than other meals. (Make the right meal choices in the morning with the Best Breakfast Foods for Men.)
So what’s for breakfast?