A common New Years Goal is to start having breakfast, which is understood to increase energy, fat loss and overall good health. A new study suggests that this isn’t the case but only due to few factors:
• Significantly increased energy intake
• Significantly increased intake of carbohydrates (due to cereals).
• No change in self-reported hunger or satiety, and
• No increase in physical activity
In summary if you are going to add breakfast in make sure you assess your daily calories, make sure it’s an appropriate breakfast (not high in sugar) and increase your overall physical activity.
Check out this awesome breakfast recipe:
30g protein powder, get yours here
200ml unsweetened almond milk
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
Place oats & almond milk in a saucepan and stir on a low heat for approx. 5 mins until mixture has thickened up a little. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg.
Place in a bowl and leave to cool for 5 minutes. Add protein powder and mix well – if too thick simply add some more water. Chop strawberries and place on top.
Protein – 34g
Total calories – 333
Add finely grated zucchini to oat mix to add bulk and increase nutrient intake without increasing carbs!
Soak oat mixture in pan over night before heating to increase nutrient absorption
LeCheminant, G. M. (2014). A Randomized Controlled Trial to Study the Effects of Breakfast on Energy Intake, Physical Activity, and Body Fat in Women.