Do you want to feel in control of your appetite? If so, then you must eat a protein and fiber rich breakfast. That is the conclusion of a recent study conducted by Heather Leidy, an assistant professor of nutrition at the University of Missouri.
This study is a recent one, and it backs up the findings of other studies. Eating protein foods like eggs, low fat dairy, lean meat, low fat yogurt and fiber filled foods like vegetables, whole wheat bread, whole grain cereal and fruits, keeps hunger at bay.
This is great news, especially if you are trying to lose weight. Hunger is the number one enemy of any dieter. If you feel hungry it is impossible to stick to your diet. This in turn make you get disappointing results from your dieting efforts.
But what is the best time to eat protein and fiber rich foods?
Breakfast. By starting your day right. By eating a breakfast full of proteins and fibers, you can avoid being ravenous by lunchtime. In fact by eating a high protein breakfast you can reduce your overall appetite quite dramatically.
I know this because I have experimented with the results of eating a high protein with lots of fibers breakfast. It just melts the hunger away, and makes it possible to eat a whole lot less during the day.
But you have to eat a serious breakfast. Snacking for breakfast on a piece of fruit and some low fat dairy won’t cut it. You have to eat a full breakfast, maybe two eggs with some sausage and some whole grain bread. Just an idea. This will get you started and keep you going for the better part of the day.
This way, when lunchtime comes, you won’t feel depleted and ravenous. You will be able to make wise decisions when it comes to the food you will chose to eat. You won’t leap at the first fast food joint you see. You will shop around and eat something appropriate for your diet and weight loss goals.