New You Health Tip: Another reason to eat breakfast.
Up to 60% of American young people consistently skip breakfast for reasons that include calorie control, lack of time, and lack of desire to eat so early in the morning. Here are the facts: Eating a protein-rich breakfast improves appetite-control, reduces guilty snacking and results in more fat burned throughout the day. A study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition utilized blood samples, questionnaires and brain scans to compare three groups—one that did not eat breakfast, the second that ate a protein rich meal consisting of eggs and beef, and the third that ate a calorie-equivalent cereal—and found that high-protein breakfasts result in increased fullness along with a reduction of unhealthy food cravings. So take the time, and pick up the fork in the morning. After three days, your body will be used to early eating, and you’ll look and feel better.