Power up with protein.
Protein provides staying power, helping to keep you feeling full long after you've eaten, which is why it's such a great choice for breakfast. Better yet, recent research has shown that if you work out in the morning and re-fuel afterwards with a protein-packed breakfast you can boost muscle building. Find out just how much protein you need to eat here and get delicious protein-rich breakfast recipes.
Do you exercise in the morning?
If you do, consider pushing your morning meal to after your workout—as it may help your weight loss efforts, according to new research in The Journal of Physiology. During the six-week study, participants who ate a high-cal, high-fat breakfast before hitting the gym packed on an average of three pounds. The after-workout eaters? They gained almost no weight—although they ate the same breakfast. Find out why here.
Can’t push through with a growling belly? “Try splitting your breakfast,” suggests Leslie Bonci, R.D., director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh. “Have a 4-ounce yogurt before your workout and have whole-grain toast with peanut butter and a banana afterward...read full post »
Eat Breakfast, Lose Weight?
No matter how busy you are, you should get in the habit of eating breakfast. Here's why: research shows that regular breakfast eaters tend to be leaner and dieters are more successful at losing weight—and keeping it off—when they eat breakfast every day. Get inspired with these satisfying, delicious, low calorie breakfast recipes!
Not hungry at breakfast? Should you eat anyway? Find out here.
Kick-start your metabolism with breakfast!
Start your morning with a healthy, energizing and metabolism-revving breakfast using these 3 ingredients: whole grains and lean protein to help you stay full right through until lunch and some fruit or vegetables for added fiber. Get inspired with breakfast recipes that call for these ingredients here.
We have a new challenge for you! The challenge is to eat breakfast—and a healthy one—every morning this week. Visit the Healthy Breakfast Challenge page each day this week for a new, easy tip. As an added incentive, we're giving away a copy of The Simple Art of EatingWell to one lucky participant. All you have to do is share your favorite, healthy 3-ingredient breakfast and we'll pick our favorite response next Friday, July 22. Good luck!