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How to Make Sure That Breakfast Hits the Right Spot

Thursday, November 14, 2019

When we have been told for years that breakfast is the most important meal of the day (whenever that first meal of the day happens to be) then it is definitely important to pay attention to what you are actually eating. The new focus is on “eating smart”.  Eating the right balance of macronutrients (fat, carbohydrates and protein) is essential for health but it can also have a big effect on efforts to lose weight.

Eating refined carbohydrates for breakfast will not set you up for the day – this means avoiding white bread, pancakes, muffins, mouth-watering  pastries (like croissants and pain chocolate).  Even a portion of low fat yoghurt and fruit, which historically would have been viewed as a healthy option, will neither enable you to maintain a steady blood sugar nor keep you fuller for longer.

If you are trying hard to lose weight, then it is important to keep hunger at bay.  You need to feel energised and able to resist snacking. The key food here is protein, especially if it is combined with unrefined carbohydrates and some healthy fats.

Examples could be:

This combination of macronutrients helps to regulate our blood sugar levels meaning we have a more steady energy level without the peaks and troughs.

High protein breakfasts also lower the amount of ghrelin, the hormone that stimulates our appetite, so you will be more able to avoid overeating later in the day.

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