How many times have you quickly toasted a couple of slices of white bread in the morning to eat in the car…only to find yourself completely starving two hours later?
This time of hunger is a dangerous period for calories – you’re already in work and the snack machine is the ONLY option!
In this article we will be taking a look at the best morning protein you can consume instead of the worthless carbs – stay full until lunch time and keep well clear of those 10:30am blues…
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A Great Egg-Sample (See What I Did There?)
For some unknown reason, a large majority of dieters swoon and faint when I tell them I often enjoy eggs in the morning.
We all know that the ‘yellow’ or ‘yolk’ in the egg isn’t exactly great for a diet…but who sits down and eats four egg yolks for breakfast?
Not many of us!
You see, the truth of the matter is that egg yolks have very little effect on your blood cholesterol and can even HELP with weight loss issues.
There are approximately 6 grams of high-quality protein in each egg you consume – this means they are an excellent choice of food for fending off hunger pangs.
When you manage to stay full until lunchtime – you are keeping your weight loss efforts on-course!
Low-Fat Dairy Choices
Not really my cup of tea, but there’s no getting away from the fact that low-fat dairy is a quality source of complete protein (and it’s a great choice for those of us who are eating ‘on the go’ in the morning!).
A good friend of mine, who has seen TREMENDOUS success through her weight loss efforts, swears by Greek yogurt.
She pointed out that it is high in calcium, potassium and vitamin D, and also contains about 17 grams of protein (per approx 5 to 7 ounces).
If you are partial to a little smoothie in the morning, and you can stomach Whey Protein, you should really think about combining the two – Whey contains around 25 grams of complete protein per scoop!
We’ve all Gone Nutty!
My favorite protein choice – at any point in the day (I’m a BIG fan!)
By simply adding a small portion of nuts to your choice of breakfast, you are effectively adding around 4 to 6 grams of protein. Don’t forget – certain nuts offer much higher levels of protein than others (almonds, cashews and pistachios).
If you don’t really fancy nuts in the morning – why not try a bit of organic peanut butter?
I’ve found that a lot of dieters who don’t like nuts, actually warm to the taste of peanut butter.
Remember – ORGANIC peanut butter for dieters (not the cheaper manufactured store version!).
Certain studies have also concluded that the right kind of peanut butter, can in fact moderate blood sugar levels.
Do You Really NEED That Bacon?
Bacon and sausage are lovely in the morning, in my book, there’s nothing better for breakfast!
They are decent sources of protein…but they are also pretty shitty in regards to heart disease and cancer.
So what’s the alternative?
What healthy meats can you eat for breakfast that are packed with protein?
Well you can always make your own sausages…out of meats that are more acceptable from a health point of view!
Seriously, turkey or chicken can make great sausage patties when combined with simple ingredients – onion, fennel seeds, oregano, salt and pepper seasoning…
Think outside the box, and see what comes out the other end!
Not in the mood for sausages?
Ever heard of the rich kids eating salmon and eggs for breakfast?
This is for a reason.
Packed full of heart-healthy fats and protein – salmon is an excellent breakfast choice.
Morning Protein Foods
Now over to you…
What are your high-protein choices for breakfast?
I’m sure you’ve got a few tasty ideas that would add value to this article!
Please consider leaving them in the comment section below.
Stay Healthy! 🙂