A group of study participants doubled the amount the protein they usually ate in a day, and because protein makes you feel fuller for longer, on average they ate 400 calories LESS per day! Without extra prompting! I eat a protein rich breakfast, avoids snakcing!
Sorry I can't remember the reference
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
I've noticed that when I eat high protein breakfasts, I eat better for the rest of the day and rarely get hungry between meals.
If I eat processed carbs (cereal, muffins, etc), not only am I hungry again in a couple hours, but it starts a cycle of grazing on bad carbs and sugar which can last all day and result in too many calories consumed. Instead: have an apple and scramble an egg w/ cottage cheese.
By eating more protein and less carbs, I have been feeling fuller and more energized.
For breakfast I eat egg whites most mornings. Very quick tip: beat an egg in a coffee mug and microwave on high for 30 seconds. It comes out just like scrambled eggs, but much quicker.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.