Your brunch fave could help you lose weight!
A new report from the CSIRO confirms the benefits of eating more protein at breakfast – cue the bacon and eggs!
Protein Balance: New concepts for protein in weight management says Australians should up their protein uptake at brekky to avoid cravings later in the day.
They suggest around 25g for an adult.
“The average Australian eats much lower amounts of protein at breakfast, so increasing breakfast protein may help to control eating later in the day,” said senior principal research scientist for CSIRO and co-author of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, Professor Manny Noakes.
“If you find it difficult to control what you eat, a redistribution of protein towards breakfast may be the answer to reducing your waistline without leaving you ravenously hungry and craving unhealthy foods,” she said.
The scientists say most people eat all their protein at night – and only a small amount eaten at breakfast.
“With a variety of genetic, lifestyle and personality factors at play, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss, but there is a range of healthy ways to lose weight,” Prof Noakes said.
You can achieve this by having 2 eggs with your breakfast, a scoop or protein powder, some scrambled or adding nut butters to greek yogurt.