Hi-Protein Breakfast For Satiety

Hi-Protein Breakfast For Satiety Active people understand better than most adults that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, it's estimated that around 60% of adolescents regularly take a pass on the morning meal. That's unfortunate because a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests a high-protein breakfast can help you avoid unhealthy snack temptations during the evening hours.

Researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia put 20 overweight females (aged 18 to 20) who typically skipped breakfast on a diet where eating breakfast was mandatory. Some sat down to a 350-calorie first meal that delivered 35 grams of protein from eggs and lean meats while others got a more typical breakfast. Subjects reported greater satiety from the high-protein breakfast and scans showed less activity in areas of the brain responsible for food cravings.

True Strength Moment: The lasting feeling of fullness provided by the high-protein breakfast helped these study subjects avoid snaking on sugary and high-fat treats later in the day. Although you probably don't need this level of willpower support, a high-protein breakfast can help put your muscles in an anabolic state for whatever activities the rest of the day brings.
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