High-Protein Breakfast Ideas to Help You Lose Weight
An all-around healthy diet is naturally important for weight loss, but did you know that protein is perhaps the single most important nutrient in your diet?
As a matter of fact, by adding more protein to your regime, you’ll ensure that you’ll lose weight more effectively, and more important – easily than ever before.
Over the years, a number of studies have shown that protein can actually curb your appetite and prevent you from overeating. And that’s why you should start every day with a high-protein breakfast.
How Does Protein Help Wight Loss
For starters, protein will help your body feel full for a long period of time. For instance, a recent study from the University of Washington of 19 women showed that if you increase your protein intake from 15% to 30% can help you eat more than 440 fewer calories every day.
The women in the aforementioned study also lost around 11 pounds in only 12 weeks of dieting. Furthermore, increasing protein intake to 25% will also help you reduce midnight snacks (and even obsessive thoughts of food) by 60%.
High-Protein Breakfast Ideas
It’s important to note that you don’t need an elaborate, restrictive diet to lose weight. As you’re about to see, all of the breakfast we have here are easy to make and you can easily buy all the ingredients by visiting your local grocery store or ordering them from a meal delivery service.
But enough about that – let’s take a look at some of the breakfast ideas that will help you lose weight quicker than any diet (and without the yo-yo effect).
We should start with something that’s usually off limits when you’re trying to lose weight – pancakes. You see, with the right pancake mix, they can provide a great amount of not only proteins but also healthy carbs. You only need to skip some premade mux brands like FlapJacked and Mancakes, and make some yourself.
Quality protein shakes will help your body increase the blood flow to your muscles, and refill your energy. A whey shake for instance will improve your athletic performance, and allow you to stay in the gym as long as you want. But if you don’t like whey, you should try pea, rice or hemp shakes – as long as you’re going for a plant-powdered shake, you’re all good.
While yogurt isn’t a weak breakfast by any means, you probably shouldn’t eat it alone. For example, a small bowl of fat-free yogurt topped with a handful of fresh berries will fuel your body with iron, calcium and of course, protein. Berries are jam-packed with anthocyanin (a compound that gives these fruits their specific colors) which boasts certain “zero belly properties.”
For a long time, doctors have recommended two to four eggs a week max – but here’s the truth – you can actually the yolks as much as you want, because they don’t actually affect your cholesterol levels as much as we once thought. What’s more, eggs are quite muscle-friendly, full of amino acids and protein; which is why you should make them a staple of breakfast.
Those are a couple of high-protein breakfast ideas that will definitely help you lose those few extra pounds that have been troubling you. So what do you think about our advice? Do you have any breakfast ideas of your own? If you do, make sure to leave a comment in the comment section bellow and tell us some of your favorite high-protein breakfast ideas. By Monica Nichols
Monica Nichols is a 32-year-old fashion designer and freelance writer from Omaha, Nebraska. She’s been writing for www.diet.st since 2014 and in her free time, she likes making pottery and playing with her pet cat.