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Eating Breakfast Equals Weight Loss

Posted by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN on July 15, 2008

Do you eat breakfast?

Well, a recent study backs up the claim that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Two groups of women were compared.  The first group followed a low calorie diet (~1200 calories) that included a balanced protein/carbohydrate intake.  This first group ate 50% of their daily calories in the morning (~600 calories).  The second group followed a low calorie (~1000 calories), low carbohydrate diet and ate ~25% of their calories in the morning.  The first group lost ~40 pounds over 6 months, while the second group lost ~10 pounds (28 pounds first 4 months, followed by 18 pound regain).

 

Balancing protein and carbohydrates in your breakfast is important.  Here are some examples of quick and easy breakfast meals that include both protein and carbohydrates.

 

Whole wheat toast with peanut butter

Low fat cottage cheese with canned peaches (light syrup)

Banana with handful of mixed nuts

Whole grain cereal with low fat milk

Apple with hard-boiled egg

Low fat yogurt with granola

What are you going to eat for breakfast?

All the best,
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
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